The Savage Beast
They say that music soothes the savage beast,
But it has done infinitely more for me.
Since the beginning it has been my anchor, my identity,
My tool of expression, my shield.
Music gave confidence where there was none,
Brought beauty to a bleak landscape,
A place to shine through hard effort and passion.
It has stretched me, challenged me,
Transported me to far off lands.
It is my career, my calling, my dharma.
It is a language that sings to my soul.