The world has caused this blindness; the misconception.
Too easily we forget to look further than only skin-deep.
There are true beauty and grace in being your own warrior
and not standing back – being brave and taking the leap.
Being a warrior and standing up for what you believe in,
teaches you to open your eyes and see – to free your mind.
Knowledge colours the world; no longer just black and white.
Your true beauty lies in being a fighter and remaining kind.
Be who you are and let the truth shine from your smile,
carry your scars with pride –
show the world you don’t stand back from the fight.
Let love guide you every step of the way; through every mile.
You are a warrior – a lion – that wears beauty as a crown.
© Ilka Steyn, 2016. All rights reserved.