In order to convince you,
I believe I could change you.
For me to be convinced,
Needs validation of my belief.

Knowing is a feeling.
Undeniable. Irrefutable.
The irony is, you can’t convince
Anyone you know.

Finally, you begin to understand,
The gift of knowing, is an understanding.
The conflict dissipates.
The feeling reinvigorates.

Acceptance, at last, satiates.
Freedom felt in all its glory.
The kindling of the flame;
The noblest human story.

The ultimate shaping
And allowing such growth.
The transition from
Belief, knowing, understanding.

Gratitude, the glue
Allowing appreciation for the process.
What can ever express the feeling
When your match, lit the candle within?

Atul Ranchod