‘Resilient’ is a soulful song about a Resilient-Strong spirit. ‘Resilient’ celebrates the spirit of resilience in everyone that has overcome obstacles, and are still pushing forward toward progression and success. The song ‘Resilient’ also pays unbridled, passionate homage to the ‘Resilient’ spirit of the ancestors and leaders of Black people around the world. It is a song that inspires and honors the spirit of resilience!
Resilient: irrepressible, to spring back, rebound, buoyant, to recover readily from adversity, illness, depression
I was moved to write this song while dealing with personal obstacles that would have been overwhelming to many. My foundation and spirit is extremely strong and solid. Too solid for my spirit to be broken. I one day focused intently on two pictures that I have on my wall of Muhammad Ali with the words of one picture stating "I am the Greatest" and the other stating that "Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. I began to think of so many people that I knew personally and so many people throughout history that have dealt with and overcome extreme odds. I began to recite a poem that I wrote some time ago, then I began to sing, the lyrics just came to me. I began to write down.....then record (on my small recorder at that time), this song that means soooo much to me. It holds a very special place in my heart.