Once more

The occurrence of a setting sunTells us that light is impermanent,That darkness is always imminent andSignals that even the brightest daysCome to an end.But the world doesn’t stop spinningWhen the sun goes down-Soon enoughThat sun will rise again.We’ve been through hard thingsBefore-Loss of loved onesDeath of dreamsDeep regrets.Battered, bruisedAnd light depraved as we’ve been,We made […]

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Consistency isn’t everything

Because things change.People change.Priorities changeAnd rules of thumb evolveDepending on who’s handsWe’re looking at.Just because we’ve chosen poorlyFor so longDoesn’t mean we will do so forever,And if we’ve gotten luckyFor the past two yearsDoesn’t mean its never going toRun out.Indeed our lives tell a storyOver decades,But we don’t live in years-We live moment by moment,Each […]

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The Applicant’s Prayer

Dear LORD, I never want to forget  That you are all-satisfying  And that You have my best interests At heart  Infinitely more than I do. I’ve made an application  Hedged my bets Taken a leap of faith  And now I find myself in limbo Waiting Hoping Day dreaming about how life would be  With a […]

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Finish Lines

Are unpredictable.Even mystical.I have foundThat I rarely feelLike I thought I wouldWhenever I cross one.Its usually becauseThe next set of endeavorsLoom so largeThat they cast a long shadow on thisSuddenly unremarkable finish line,And I soon forgetHow many long nightsI spent in anticipation for this moment-This moment that has turnedSeverely anticlimactic andAlmost a definite disserviceTo the […]

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Getting to great

Wonderful thingsDon’t materializeIn our soulsOvernight.Character requires thatThat life itself happens to us Before it coalesces.Life demands livingFirsthand,Not vicariously through a bookAnd not on the fence, observing others-No safe zones Where the minutes don’t matter. We cannot liveAnyone else’ lifeNo matter how hard we try.Our greatnessWill come along the wayOn the path of the mundane In […]

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Invested

There’s something about commitmentThat scares and steadies the heart all at once.Scary because it means forsaking other options,Steadying because now you have tethered your very existenceTo a piece of landTo a causeA businessA person.To be invested,To throw in your lot with anything on this Third Rock from the SunIs risky business:Many a cautionary taleSpeak of […]

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Paving the Jungle

Is a fool’s errand. In our attempts to build a better world For the next generation Where our kids don’t struggle as we have Or experience the same heartache, We can sometimes find ourselves Running about setting down concrete slabs Along the forest floor, Blocking access to thorny bushes, Cancelling paths known to have snakes […]

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Who are your skills for?

For people with skills that society rewards-Who are your skills for?You have acquired something valuableAnd you are equipped to solve problems,Spent years to gain masteryOvercome numerous challengesAnd now you have a capcity to create change in the world with dexterity-Utlimately what you now possess is a gift.Something to offerSomething with which to craft the world […]

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Non-binary

We are not living in the Matrix. There is no red pill or blue pill to choose from. There is no alternate reality where nothing goes wrong And all your choices lead to exactly where you want to go. Real life is non-binary There are often several paths to choose from But the outcomes are […]

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