(1 Thessalonians 5:14-Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are idle, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be patient toward all men.)

(Proverbs 31:26-She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.)

(Isaiah 42:3-A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.)

At 20, her heart changed,

eyes overflow with equal measure

in joy or compassion-


glowing, unfiltered flame,

hand quick to steady others.

No words barbs yet in

fragile, tender  skin.


Timidity nurtured,

soil nursed  its water,

roots groan, flex, descend-

strengthened in the words

of the One who loves her.

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