I don’t want to take up space
Made for someone else to use
To accidentally live someone else’s dream, someone’s life
Would be a matter I could not excuse
Just today, I said, “Find the opportunities that scare you”
To a sweet, young soul
Little did I know, the truth in my words
were for a person with my name
McKinzie Faith Knoll
What is it that resides within the places, things,
relationships, and words we run from?
I’ll speak the truth out loud
“I can’t,” “I shouldn’t,” and “Nothing will change”
Take up space in us that they do not own or deserve
There is more than this,
This life of running from fear and what could be
Could we be brave together, maybe,
And discover that honest words, steadfast love, and tears
Compose the fabric God has given us to wear and to daily set us free?
Think with me as we live out today
What can I do moving forward that
Won’t give _____ permission to stay?