So it is that tomorrow comes and a new day it will dawn,
I leave behind the broken mess of books and plans and thorns.
To start afresh be at my best, stay focused on my task,
and not dismay for progress moves more slowly than I ask.
To hold the faith I know I can achieve all things I dream, and yet
still it feels the goal posts grow legs and walk away from me.
It’s times like these I ponder on my father gone to God,
I hear him still “you’re worthy girl” his spirit stirs so strong.
And so I re-commit to it, I sit myself up tall.
I know that I have much to share – as I have far to fall.
To lead and to inspire someone I must be in awe of others.
It’s all of you who show me how… my sisters and my brothers.
This show of goodness, wit and warmth brings hope and new success
to those who work to help the less be better than their best.
Our children will with guiding hands grow strong & linger long,
so at day’s end their journey bends to lead another throng…
…of people who will listen then to others’ greatest fears,
to listen without judgement; to be up close and near,
and know that sadness, anger, tears are all emotions true.
Let them come and let them go then move unto the new.
Expressed thoughts and feelings keep our values right in sight.
For true leaders in our workplace can show what’s good, not right.
For if I’m right then you are wrong, what good is that to you?
Let’s find good ways to speak our minds and meet the future new.
And so it is my challenge and perhaps it is yours too,
that speaking out with truth and heart may make another blue.
But in the end all I can do is ask myself this quest…
If I could speak or think again, would it be my worst or best?
And now to bed I lay my head upon the pillow soft,
to sleep away the strains and stress of messy efforts oft.
And know my eyes on rising will see a path before my feet,
to follow without fear; I’ll have the best day of my week.