Friends from college

Are better than friends from high school.That’s my opinion anyway.Because what did I know at 16?About myselfAbout the worldAbout what I wanted in a friendship?Heck, I am not sureI even liked me back then.Friends from collegeAre the ones who found meWhile I was finding myselfAs they were finding themselves,And whenever we meet againIts not a […]

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Clean Solutions

Are few and far between.The older we getThe muddier the idea poolBecomes.In the begininng its easy,A dirty diaper?Change it.A hungry infant?Feed it.A skinned kneeBandage it.But what do you for things likeRacismHistorical debtAnd untractable human drama?You pray for strength and guidance,Do your bestAnd then hope like hellThat it’s enoughTo keep it allFrom burning down.

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Unto Ourselves

Are there not limits to how muchSaving of ourselvesWe can do?If ‘God helps those who helps themselves‘Where does that leave the helpless?If ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for‘Where do we goWhen we don’t know where to go?How can we leadWhen we haven’t been led?Show grace when we’ve never beenAfforded the benefit of the […]

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There really is no ‘having it all’

Because progress itselfIs a trade off-Giving up where you areFor where you are headed.Exchanging the fixed security of childhoodWith the random chessboard of adulthood,The free time of unemploymentSwopped for the limitations of a 9 to 5,The barrier of being an unknown contenderGivng way to the extensive accountability of being known,Laying down the endless possibilities of […]

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Dreams

Cost nothing as a kid.Naivete about the world allowsChildhood aspirations to bubbleEffortlessly to the surface,And at that ageTime seems infinite,Our very existence is teemingWith possibility.As a kid, unless something comesAnd breaks your spirit earlier than usual,Anything is possible.Now as an adultDreams are expensive.Irresponsible even.And at some point,Many of us make peaceWith them never bearing fruit.Life […]

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Theoretical

There are many lessons that life brings our way That are a lot more practical than would have liked. Much simpler to watch a TED Talk Or listen to a podcast Or if we are really serious even read a book about it But to actually go through the stuff? That doesn’t always seem necessary. […]

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Expectations

We don’t expect much from infants.We feel lucky for getting a smile out,A giggle is like a million bucks.Little humans have no heavy expectationsAnd we expect nothing from them.We tell them,‘’Simply exist.’’And so they do. With each passing dayThey grow olderAnd the expectations begin to mount.Before we know it, we have a rambunctious childOn our […]

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Starting fresh on old ground

There’s only so many lessons you can learn from the student’s chair, Quietly listening to instruction from the teacher, Passively receiving insights Drinking in their wisdom Sitting at their feet. But then there come’s a day when your seat is taken in the classroom, And the people you counted on are now counting on you […]

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