Don’t be afraid

This is a poem from Mike Dooley. The video was made at the Flint Institute of Arts Open Mic night.

It was shot and edited by Lisa Robbin Young.

The sound quality is not the best, so if you want to know what I’m saying, here’s the poem…

Don’t be afraid.

You needn’t slay the beast or scale the entire mountain

That’s not how it’s done! 

You only need to move through today. 

Think of the distance you’ve already covered.

Focus on your strengths.

Let each breath remind you of your power.

Let each step you take remind you of your freedom.

Seek out friends and guides, they’re anxious to help.

You’re not alone. You’re understood.

This road has been walked before.

Dance life’s dance. 

Just a few steps at a time and in the wink of an eye you’ll wonder to yourself…

What beast? What mountain?

Was I having a dream?


Jill, Pam, Melissa & Lisa

Jill, Pam, Melissa & Lisa

Thanks again to Jill, Melissa and Lisa for showing up and supporting me! Love you, ladies!!

2 comments on “Don’t be afraid
  1. It works! Yay! You are awesomesauce!

  2. Yeah! WooHooo! And you’re awesomesauce for helping make it happen!! *throwing confetti* :)

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