Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul.
O while I live to be the ruler of life, not a slave, To meet life as a powerful conqueror, No fumes, no ennui, no more complaints or scornful criticisms, To these proud laws of the air, the water and the ground, proving my interior soul impregnable, And nothing exterior shall ever take command of me.
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, You express me better than I can express myself.