My wish for you

My wish for you is that you find
beauty in the darkness,
heaven in the hell,
and true love
in the depths of another’s eyes.
I wish you respite from fear,
courage to make a change,
and tenacity
the likes of a stubborn child,
to follow your dreams
and never give up on them,
because others will,
and that is their misfortune.
I wish you peace inside chaos,
strength in the midst of hard times,
and joy after grief.
My wish for you
is that you find yourself,
love yourself, and
never lose yourself again,
now and in the rest of the years
you grace this world with your presence.

© Nicole Lyons