The joy and glory felt through athletics, despite the level of competition, is a familiar feeling for many. With the help of directors Todd Martin, Evan Metzold and Anderson Wright, Arian Foster’s visual poem “Where We Dwell” celebrates this feeling of euphoria. Enjoy the motivational video here, and look below to read the accompanying poem.
“Where We Dwell”
by Arian Foster
When minds are at war with hearts,
And light is at war with dark,
This is where glory dwells,
Where warriors whisper hymns,
Of blood lost in vain,
Where time twists and bends,
And echoes all our names,
Here is where those diamonds dwell,
Polished in dust.
From swamps to stars, we dreamed far,
They called it far-fetched, we called it ours.
We called them lessons, they called them scars,
They call it blessings, this work was hard,
That is where we dwell.
The past worn as capes, memory as armor,
The karma we bring,
Sings truth to the soul,
Like kings mingling with pawns, or soup in my bowl.
We came from golden slums, and makeshift drums,
But our music made the spaceships come,
Navigate our thoughts and sever our tongues, unbound by men,
Forever we run…