The Rebel’s Secret

Shall I tell you a secret, my friend?

Shall I tell you why the sun burns so bright

And the stars and the moon are

Revolutionaries, waiting

In ambush?

Shall I tell you a secret so supremely


So deliciously scandalous?


Come close, and listen hard

Listen well and listen strong

When I whisper, when I promise you

The secret of the light of the galaxies

Is to be brimming over

With a burning joy

That blinds everyone to ever look

Into your face;


It is to adore with a kind of


With a kind of manic, infinite love

Every stumble in your steps

Every freckle and blemish

Every shapely and unshapely hollow

Of your body from

The split ends of your frizzy hair

To the tip of your stubby toes


To absolutely worship

Every lumpy bit of fat disguised as muscle

Every awkward stammer

Every confused giggle

And fumble in the dark


To lavish with a kind of fascinated


Every moment you wish to fight back

But are too scared

Every moment you wanted to get up

And cannot find the energy

Every time you fail yourself

And those you love

And every time you succeed and leave

So many behind


Because you, my friend,

Are a rebel, unchained, running against

Time, against hope, against herds and torrents

And oceans flowing downhill

Against the very laws of physics

You are unfettered,

And in the fierceness of your joy

And your love

And your freedom, you will

Light up

The whole world.

9 thoughts on “The Rebel’s Secret

  1. Hellߋ would you mind shariing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m ging tо ѕtart my own blog inn the near futuгe but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogᎬngine/Wordprеss/B2evоlutiⲟn and
    Drupal. The гeasоn I assҝ is Ƅecause your layout seems Ԁifferent then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologiies foгr getting off-topic but I haad to ask!


    • No problem- it’s a standard wordpress blog, but I remember taking time to dig through the different formats they have available when I was setting up. As you can see- it was worth it!


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