Isn’t the sameAs not having confidence in your position,Its recognizingThat the world is bigger than youAnd has people in it that may haveBetter and brighter ideasThan your own.The quintessential leaderWho always looks like they are in the knowAnd scorns at even the shadow of a doubtMay get our early supportBut if they can’t make roomFor […]Read more "Leaving room for disagreement"
Are often not the onesBest positioned to see everythingFor what it really is-Like a person who’s never goneWithout light,Straining and struggling to seeIn the darkness,For their eyes are not accustomedTo the experience of thoseWho live in the shadows.Yet their privilege gives them powerThat no one else has,To change the order of things,To make the room […]Read more "The privileged ones"
Is what He has promised.Not that the darkness will not comeNor that we will not feel itNor that we will alwaysSee ourselves as separate from it,But that on that dayHe will be there-Enormous, ferocious powerGentled just to be with us in our distress.For the darknessIs not a sign of the absenceOf God’s goodness,Or His failure […]Read more "A Hand to hold on earth’s darkest day"
Some of us are living lives today That were impossible Not so long ago. Race and geography, Though still a ways to go, Are not as definitively limiting As they once were. And so some of us Are becoming privileged insiders Of worlds that didn’t have us in mind At their inception. The question now […]Read more "Uncapped dreams"
Having the most money in the roomDoesn’t mean you’re best suited to leadOr that your ideasAre most likely to succeed.And though people will likely defer toThe wealthiest individualsIts important to recognizeThe limits of moneyAnd acknowledge our tendencyTo allow it to cloud our judgement.Deep pocketsAre a measure of the resources available,Not an indicationOf who should tell […]Read more "Deep pockets"
What is it exactlyThat you want to change?What exactly is missing?Sometimes we imagineWhat we would doIf we ever got the powerIf we ever got the opportunityIf we ever got a go at the wheel-How things would be betterHow we’d finally be happy.Changing the worldMay not look likeWhat we expected,And maybe being in chargeWon’t be all […]Read more "On Changing the World"
What is it about words that move us?Give us peace?Wound us deeply?We may never know how far reachingOur words may be,In prose or in speechThere is not way of knowingHow deeply embedded they become in the psycheOf those they reach,From the testimony of a recovering addictYou may never meet,Whose story you see and hear through […]Read more "Ricochet"
Every so oftenSome of us find ourselvesWith the means to shape thingsSignificantlyRemarkablyDecisively.To exist in the worldIn such a way thatMakes room for others to thriveTo suffer lessTo prosper.Power is at it’s weakestWhen used for small ambitions;Personal enrichment and short term aspirations.Power at it’s greatestIs soft.Soft enough for the broken to lie onYet strong enough to […]Read more "Soft Power"
That really should go without saying And yet it needs to be said. We cannot be everywhere at once, Regardless of of how good virtual reality becomes There will always be something somewhere we are missing out on We will never be Omnipresent. We have more tools to plan and project Than ever before And […]Read more "You are not God"
What is power for? A marker to clearly to distinguish oneself From the weak? A sword we wield to get our own way? Or perhaps a tool we leverage To create a personal paradise? We spend our days in power struggles Constantly wrestling for an upper hand, Vying for votes, Building walls and burning bridges […]Read more "Power"