Grateful Embrace

I find beauty in leadership
In the self-sacrifice
for the good that is greater
and the vision long term
crossing generations divides

In the heart for the many
by the will of a few
in the holding together of
disparate views

In the strength of the softness
in the pain, taking care
In the love for the whole
in the brave for the bare

In the stark naked truth
of the solid belief
for a future to have
and a voice to receive

Put yourself on the line
every time, yet again
Whether appreciated
nor valued ever again

The beauty of leaders
in this resolve lies
Come, stay human and true
to your own inner fires

– Chantal Woltring, 2019