For years, she quietly took it all
As they bullied her without relief
Taking her lunch money in the hall
Attacking her core self-worth and belief.
The mountain stands serenely tall
Looking mild and peaceful
Not showing inner turmoil at all
Seemingly taking nature full.
All her dreams she reflects upon
Knowing that she is special inside,
Her mind listing her gifts one by one
She knows it’s time to turn the tide.
The mountain’s true power is unseen
Only a hint of it begins to come through
And then, only to senses so very keen
An inner rumbling starts anew.
As they idle at their desks near sleep
She calls upon her inner power
It runs like a river within so deep
Filling her heart so now’s her hour.
Pressure since the beginning of time
Has been building within the mountain
The beauty of earth’s core sublime
Ready to issue forth like a fountain.
She draws a breath and stands
Facing the tormentors with a boldness
Causing a thunder clap with her hands
Lightening heat facing their coldness.
Earth’s core sends hot rivers upward
Seeking expression at the mountain top
An explosion of force about to be heard
True nature will never stop.
Stealing her nerves, she begins to speak
From the eyes come terrible bolts
Pure courage now does peak
As tables are turned on these dolts.
The hot lava reaches the ceiling
Pushes the mountain’s peak into the air
Nothing short of awe inspiring
All life can only pause and stare.
Now, she has them in her hands
They know and feel the power of her soul
They’ll eagerly meet all her just demands
For while they are incomplete, she is whole.
The mountain is now volcanic
A rebirth within nature has occured
Out of chaos and action manic
The hearts of freedom has been stirred.
The fiery lava of her words ends
There is the remaining volcanic ash
Out of which her Phoenix soul ascends
Forever inspiring all with this clash.