I found out about this poem from my good friend, Jenny Collins, who said, “As we head into what is likely to be an intense year, I share these words as a guidepost for myself and our tribe.”

CONTINUE: a poem
by Maya Angelou

My wish for you
Is that you continue

To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness 

To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart 

In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter 

To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined 

To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you 

To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely 

To put the mantle of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless 

To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise 

To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a
Natural action to be expected 

To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good 

To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit 

To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing 

To float
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name 

And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue



Thank you so much for posting this beautiful poem. I have never seen it before but today it has come to my attention twice in just a few hours time. I can't tell you how much I needed to read it. The first time I saw it on another webpage, I was a bit distracted but this second time, I read it slow and let it sink in. I believe it is an answer to a prayer cried early today for help. I just had to let you know. Thank you for your part in that answer. Blessings to you and on whatever the good work is related to your upcoming announcement.

Wow, Kate, thank you! Thank you for sharing this. I’m so glad you found it helpful. Blessings to you.

It's a beautiful poem and as much needed now as last year. Even more so. Thank you! Bless you as you go forward.

Thank you for this timely inspirational

email and poem.  I wondered where you 

went.  I love what you wrote about

living the dream.....what it really costs

No one said we were here to win popularity

contest.get rich.  I like living true....






so happy to hear you are part of the Health Freedom movement! i AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY. yoU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN

Dear Jill! And I do mean Dear! Once again you are an inspiration as you stand for truth in resolving challenges in all you do. Perhaps one day we'll meet...if you'd like to come to Colorado, I'd offer you a place to stay/visit in Colorado Springs! Stay true to vital health and health freedom.

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