We often ask ourselves,
In the midst of this adversity, what is the purpose for pressing on?
Does it matter if the shadows take me and I bend a knee, forlorn?
Is it not right to want safety away from the daily stresses, the angst
Won’t a soldier arrive and reprimand me from these duties; Tom Hanks?
A little advice that history has taught us well comes to mind,
It’s a daily practice we utilize, subconscious in our own time.
Close your eyes, blink twice, feel the medicine you take in
Invisible to the tongue, but certainly working and slowly healing
Feel the memories and the clarity that floods through your veins
From Saturday morning cartoons to training and winning the big game
In the second inhale, relax, and let the shoulders collapse
The wait of tomorrow gone because you’re in this present moment, sans the past.
Remember that every breath and exhale is an opportunity taken
Just as well, opportunities that you very well succeeded in making.
You breathe in to take life, the life you’ve been so graciously given
The exhale is when you acknowledge that desire to continue living
Live to breathe, and breathe to live above the fray;
Every breath is an opportunity:
A breath that might leave you one day.
Written by: Michael “Bboy Roach1” Roach