THIS I BELIEVE, A POEM

Johnathan - Missoula, Montana
Entered on March 23, 2009

I believe in the natural world:

Wilderness and the warm glow

of a well-worked body and a supple mind.

I believe in the power of thought

over that of circumstance

to determine my reality.

I believe in the value of work

and that the worth of my actions

is defined more by what I am than what I do.

And I believe in the importance of family

and friends and the challenge of loving

those closest to me, and my neighbor.