Someone, somewhere, is looking to you for courage, hope, and inspiration.
Be the miracle.
Lead even when you'd rather not,
lead even when the word sounds hollow,
lead even when you haven't got
a single soul that deigns to follow.
Lead as though you've got a plan,
lead 'gainst body's protestation,
lead because you understand
that there must be a destination
on the other side of night,
past the roaring raging gale,
and that if you survive you might
just be equipped to tell the tale
of the battle's warp and weft
for those who walk footprints you left.
The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is OPINION. Well, in MY view...
They say that I am arrogant,
but that's unfair, and so untrue,
it's just that there's no argument
that holds against my point of view,
for I am highly educated
in every manly art and game,
and it's often been suggested
that I should enjoy wider fame,
but I am just a humble bloke,
and I once (really!) did err
when I one time I went and spoke
and thus a doubt did find me there,
that I truly thought me quite
in the wrong...but I was right.
Three minutes. Boy, that says something.
Here's Harry Belafonte's calypso take on a kind of leadership
Sylva's always willing to lead or follow, as long as ice cream awaits.