Strength

do I walk as one
who knows my way,
or allow the crowd
to rule my day?

to walk alone
I must be strong,
and move to the beat
of my own song


I was taught there is ‘strength in numbers‘ as a young person. That’s true enough. But, it’s equally true that misery loves company. The only times I’ve found myself locked in misery have been when I stopped following my own navigation system. That ‘going along’ stuff is deadly for me.

I discovered quite young that the real strength lies in the willingness to walk alone – to walk away from whatever or whoever threatens to destroy my purpose or derail my dreams.

I found my strength following my own song and refusing to follow the crowd. I don’t go the way of the herd most times. I certainly won’t stay if they drink from the same wells endlessly – that delays my journey. That will never change about me. Ever.

There have been, and will probably always be, times in life when I know it’s better for me to fight than acquiesce.

That’s hard for those who truly love me to handle at times – but they do. I am most grateful.

This song always comes to mind when I think of strength.

“Don’t want to fight but sometimes you’ve got to, You’re some soul survivor, There’s just one thing you’ve got to know, You’ve got ten more thousand miles to go”

6 thoughts on “Strength

  1. Tho’ I keep searching for an answer
    I never seem to find what I’m looking for.
    Oh Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on
    ‘Cause I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams.

    Here I go again on my own
    Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known.
    Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
    An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time.

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