A special collection of poetry on creating a reality outside the box, finding the courage to live your truth, and rising to the occasion of your life. Resist that which is untrue to our highest sense of self Persist in that which expands love, peace, and truth for us and even the world Samples: From Rise Again: Inside I scream, my cries unheard Midnight in the garden of my inner world Wrestle woman! Fight back! I yell Lips unparted as I crawl through hell Do you hear me - the time is now Are you strong enough to break this ground Till the soil and turn the roots Rid us of the disease tormenting you From Small: And though I'm afraid I take another step I don't know where I'm going And my feet are unsure But I walk anyways I open the doors My fear oh my fear I release you now From Whisper in the Wind: The keyboard does no justice Yet it is where I am My canvas to paint a better world With vivid color, brush the land You scoff, you laugh, you mock And how I pity you That you don't see the prison the cell you share with us Bernette is an author, poet, speaker, and offers classes and playshops for creative expression and writing. She also hosts a spoken word and monologues event.