If suffering comes unabated,
if weariness weighs down your spirit,
do as the once barren tree:
And like the planted seed:
Resurge, breathe, shout, walk, fight,
Vibrate, glide, thunder, shine forth…
Do as the river rich with new rainwater:
Or like the sea approaching a rocky shore:
Know how to face the angry thrust of storms,
not braying, like a frightened lamb,
but roaring, like a defiant beast.
Rise! Revolt! Resist!
Do as the bull in the face of adversity:
with confident power.