My Dear Brother 


If I could give you one gift aside from my love, I would give you a sledgehammer to shatter the taunting voice of the Carnie in your head egging you on, calling you to “step right up,” “test your strength,” “show the world who’s the strongest man;”

Because maybe your strength is in a softer side of you releasing yourself to simply be you.  And realizing it’s ok to define yourself; to be whatever your truth is at any given moment.

You are not one of Pavlov’s dogs responding to a loud bell ringing pre-conditioned expectations.

I’ve seen you at the heights of success and the lows of exceptionally challenging times.

I’ve seen you cry in tender moments and show resilience in the face of adversity.

My Dear Brother

Never forget to be you.

You are a heart, mind, body and soul capable of realizing your greatest potential energy in the here and now.

You are human.  You are a real man.

This, without measure, is your greatest strength.

(c) Sandra Lee Jennings

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About spiritedpoet

No online identity can truly define me. I am a kamakaze pilot of life. I have a navigation panel with controls, but I understand I cannot control external elements. I believe I am spirited with God (Love) to guide my life. I am human in my strength and my frailty. I somehow safely navigate my children through life's trial and errors. I proudly wear each stripe on my Mom's uniform; though, I still love the silky feel of soft négligée against my skin. I am human after all. Welcome to my Spirited Poet blog. Welcome to me.
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