People are a lot.A heart full of loveCan be soured to indifferenceIn just a few minutesOf negative interactions with others.It is easy to strangle the flowOf your generosityBecause of someone’s lack of gratitude,To stop writing because some peopleYou desperately wanted to impressDid not find your words worthy,Altering your expectations of life itselfBecause of obnoxious people.So […]
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Listen well to the quiet whispersOf the backwaters of the soul,The evasive undertones of a melody yet to be sungThe teasing phrases of unwritten scriptsThe seed of a great enterprise yet to be launchedThe inkling that she might be one-Lie mysteriouslyIn the depths of our consciousnessWaiting to be taken a hold ofAnd held fast for […]
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More money will not make the voices stop.Neither will the arms of your biggest crushNor the applause of your greatest critic.The soul chatters incessantlyReminding you how unhappy you are going to beIf things don’t go your wayAnd how hard you need to workFor your ego’s upkeep.It takes a while before we realizeThat we are looking […]
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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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Is internal.The mental worlds we inhabit,The narratives of a bad lifePunctuated by a few good events,The steady drizzle of discontent,The proclivity for self sabotage,The unrealistic demands of perfectionismA diminishing appetite for goodnessA palate ruined by cynicismA heart hardened by disappointment.There is little in this lifeMore dishearteningThan finally encounteringWhat we’ve been searching forAll our lives only […]
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Is not a magic trick It is more like an elaborate bath That takes place repeatedly Time and again Taking steps towards redemption Learning over and over That self-salvation Is no salvation at all And that the best parts of our existence Are gifts from a gracious God. Pushing down the urges towards Self destruction […]
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You will always be light years away From perfection Because though all created things Have infinity bound up within them- No matter how many hills we climb And dragons we slay There will always be yet another height Yet another beast. We live in world Of inescapable limitations with Facts that will remain unchanged No […]
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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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Is just as important as what you are hoping for. There is nothing as pitiful as not having The appropriate palate to savour the goodness You have been longing for, To die of thirst at the foot of a fountain, To have a masterpiece in your hands Yet struggle to see the beauty before you. […]
Read more "Who you become along the way"
In the arms of a lover? At the helm of a thriving empire? In the laughter around a dinner table? In the remission of cancer? In the belly of a well fed child? In the deep pockets of the rich? In the sound of your favorite song? In the resounding applause of an audience? Consider […]
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