Transform me, dear child Show me your visions Help me find Hope in my name. For I've been listening To Peacelessness in my veins.
Your time here isn't done Battles rage without a single one won The Lies reach past fingertips And Truth is painfully shy.
Please restore my faith. Say those kind words you always manage to say. People crane their necks For leaders left and right But you and I know Leadership moves forward With flashlight eyes in the night.
Mattie Stepanek was a poet and peacemaker who was taken too early from this world. After reading about his legacy through the eyes of his mother, I felt moved to writing a tribute to him.