To receive

Your heart beats slow,
Your breath gets shallow,
You see no way,
You cower behind the hollow.

The emptiness of your dreams
held out by your fears,
seem real in this moment,
amidst all chaotic cheers.

You will see things build,
around you in a day,
yet you will feel defeated,
for every brick you lay.

Sometimes you wouldn’t know,
what’ll work and what won’t,
and things might get tough,
yet press on, and quit don’t.

Give before you shall receive,
give what you can, smile, laughter, and joy,
give hope, courage, and strength,
give away dreams, good will, and love,
And oh you shall be the richest soul on earth.