Your Soul


 It all starts with a vision
A passion to reach great heights
First, it all starts with finding yourself
But this cannot be accomplished overnight

Dig deep into yourself
To a place you’ve never been
To a place where there is only light
The goodness that is within

And when you find it; embrace it
You have just discovered your soul
Attain it and cherish it
It is your inner gold

Let it guide you on your path through life
For this road is not meant to be walked alone
Let it guide you on your path to life
A place where many are not meant to go

So when you finally reach your destination
And success become your stepping stone
Be joyful, be proud
Others may have set the bar but you now own the throne


  1. EmaBeesArt on July 8, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    WOW! I love the rhyming and the message in this poem. I truly believe that every person has goodness in them, even if it is buried deep in their soul and accessible after digging through layers upon layers.

    • freemindsbookclub on July 8, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      Thanks for your comment! We’ll pass it along to DL. Our members always love knowing their poetry is being read and their voices are being heard, so we hope you come back and keep giving feedback!

  2. mwalle on July 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Reblogged this on Walle in the World.

    • freemindsbookclub on July 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

      Thank you for reblogging this! We’ll let DL know that you shared it. If you like a poem, we encourage you to comment on it – most of our members in federal prison don’t have internet access, so we print out all of the comments and mail them so that they know their voices are being heard. Hope you keep coming back!

      • mwalle on July 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

        Great! I will definitely be back. I facilitated a theatre workshop at a men’s facility through the Prison Creative Arts Project and appreciate the importance getting the art created inside beyond the prison walls as well as feedback from the outside.

  3. WilderSoul on July 15, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    Reblogged this on Wildersoul and commented:
    This poem grabs my heart and pulls the stuffing out. It holds such hope and light, for a future vision of something never experienced before. The words are far more meaningful and weighty for me, coming from DL, in the situation he is in right now, than from a preacher on a pulpit.

    Something that I have not shared on my blog before, is that I have a brother who was in jail at times in his younger years in life. He made a huge turnaround in his life at around 21 years old. I firmly believe that while there is Life, there is Hope.

    Thank you DL for your poem, you have touched my heart and woken it up. Your words have an effect.


  4. WilderSoul on July 15, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    A note: So far, there are 3 votes, (5 star rating), and 9 other bloggers who ‘Liked’ this poem before me. I have shared this on my new Twitter thingy. And tweeted it to #twitterpoetry, where we are starting an interactive 140 character poetry collection.

  5. Mbachur Mbenga on July 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Awesome 🙂

    This is great DL. Very passionate.

  6. Abby T. on July 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    I am so impressed with your poem. Your ability to describe how to find the soul is really amazing. I also really love the idea that your soul accompanies you through life, because life is not meant to be lived alone. Thanks for your words and positive thoughts. You have such talent.

  7. Sarah S on July 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    DL, I am a big fan of yours and love all the poems you write, and this one is no exception. It has a great flow, an inspirational message, and strong imagery. I can imagine digging deep inside myself until I find the light, and climbing onto the throne because I have “reached (my) destination,” which really in the end is just finding myself. Can´t wait for your next poem.

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