Hold On

 

Hold on we’re on our way

The world of hope is here beside us

Hold on we’re rising day by day

Your courage and light is here to guide us.

 

Your feet in the mud, your head in the light

You’re the one to end the flight

You survived unbearable suffering from the insane

So you can dive deep to save children in pain.

 

Let the sleeping fight their mirrors

And the fearful awakened run

More and more of us are with you

To walk the path towards the sun.

 

I myself felt lonely and small

So often abused as a punching ball

Hiding from the world and not being seen

Seemed better than attracting the needy and mean.

 

But my heart is beating for the innocent and wild,

For beasts and nature and the inner child

Thus I light my fire to risk it all

To stand my ground shining and tall.

 

Hold on we’re on our way

The world of hope is here beside us

Hold on, we’re rising day by day

Our loving hearts are here to guide us.

 

by Anya Schulte (2017)