Ode to a Jewel

Be free. Escape from being incarcerated.
Be strong.
Stand, you, stalwart soul!
Though fallible and imperfect,
Strive to do good --
Relinquish your pride.
Dispose of hackneyed thoughts,
Create and start anew.
Dare to be different, you are unique,
Use all that you have,
They are not yours to keep.
Never be disingenuous for nothing is yours.
We are merely pilgrims in this world,
And humble pilgrims let us be.