Looked around me for strength
Strength to make my dreams come true
Strength to live a life of purpose
Strength some days to go through the routine too.
Found enough inspiration around me
From family and friends to colleagues and neighbors
From fellow country men to fellow citizens
From yellowed pages of history to crisp news paper stories
Of uncommon men and women
Of people in every region and religion
Inspiration is abound every where.
Little did I realize that
The intention to be strong is a seed that sprouts within
External inspiration can only be a trellis to support
All the strength to grow, to face odds
Comes from within.