Allow yourself to float away
to go explore, get lost for days
Allow yourself to chase a dream
to look at stars and bathe in streams
Allow yourself to love a heart
to seek a home and create some art
Allow yourself to be alive
to feel the sun and be revived.
You’ve lived in darkness for a little while
And then you set yourself free
You’ve roamed to flowers beneath the skies
And shared your grace with trees
You’ve taught us how to embrace a change
And see the world anew
To trust yourself in darkness’ range
And know the light’ll come through
Although your wings will no longer fly
Your wisdom is here and shared
From a caterpillar to a butterfly
Embracing the change that’s lived there
To those of you who saw the IM POSSIBLE in impossible.
To those of you who were dealt cards and played your hand.
To those of you who were told, “You can’t do it,” and DID.
To those of you who wake up every single day and continue.
To those of you with broken hearts but love regardless.
To those of you who continue to dream.
To those of you who believe in magic.
To those of you who embody your philosophy.
To those of you who rise after each fall.
To those of you who continue to be the change you wish to see in the world.
This is for you.
Thank you for growing.
Thank you for showing up.
Thank you for setting the example.
Thank you for inspiring.
So I will admire you for all that you are
The way that you bloom and gaze up at stars
The way that your beauty is simple but rare
The way that you flourish planted there
With a grateful heart, I will leave you be
And the love you have shared, I will take with me
I planted a rose bush
So I may admire
the flowers that bloom
and the love that’s transpired
but from this rose bush
there are thorns that grow
thus, be humble when loving
the entirety of a rose