Monday, May 16, 2016

Everybody Needs a Soft Place to Land #SOL16


Everybody needs a soft place to land.
Everybody needs to know that,
no matter what,
someone will hold you,
hug you,
help pick up the pieces,
stitch it all back together,
point out the rainbow
when all you see is the storm.

Everybody needs a soft place to land.
Everybody needs that person you can call,
at any time, day or night,
whenever and wherever,
Who always answers
and always helps.
No matter what you've done
or failed to do.
Steadfastly in your corner,
Always on your side.
Everybody needs a person like that.

Everybody needs a soft place to land.
Everybody needs to believe
no matter how far you wander
or stray from your beliefs
no matter how conceited or vain
or downtrodden and despairing
someone always knows your heart
believes in you
despite your failings, your mistakes,
knows your goodness 
deep down in their soul.

Before you can stretch and risk
and be brave and daring,
Before you can conquer your fears
Before you climb mountains,
You need to know,
truly, completely know,
you will survive if it all goes wrong.
Knowing you have a soft place to land,
gives you all the strength
to keep on striving, 
growing, 
becoming.

Everybody needs a soft place to land.