“we are pleased to offer you…”

Came in a moment—
Months, years of work,
Then waiting, life on hold.

Others now seeing
What fills his heart,
Hot coals from his passion fire,
Scorching their sense of
Who he is becoming,
All his possibilities.

Perseverance, determination
Pushing him onward
To who he will be,
Marbled sculpture in progress,
Tender heart beating strong.

Now, he dances with joy,
Knowing, at last, he is worthy,
Dreams now reality, validated,
Passion fire burning brightly,
Touching, reigniting
Other hearts.

Today, others
See him for who he really is, to
Know his heart—
Turn to joy.

–Neal Lemery April, 2015