I want to speak positively
and look up confidently
above the clouds,
look up above the storm
and see the sun’s rays ahead.
I want to give affirmation
like a morning shower brings
you back to life and refreshes
the zest in your body
and the joy in that flagging soul.
I want to give hope
and not smash down the dreams with
the weight of that sledgehammer of words
that wrecks the confidence and dulls
the drive to finds the happiness in life.