The First of January

Is a loaded day.Deeply hungoverFrom the year beforeWhile keenly awareThat a new season has come.Schedules refresh,New opportunities ariseYet the rule of progressRemains the same:Who you areMatters more than what you do.So as you make plansAnd forge those proverbial resolutionsBe sure to tend to your character;To care not just aboutThe things you will achieve this yearBut […]

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Backing vocals

Restraint is underrated.Knowing that you haveThe vocal rangeTo dominate a roomAnd yet choosing not toSays a whole lot more aboutYour personhoodThan your musicianship.Mighty is the manWho is not mastered by his talentsNor mesmerizedBy his own possibilities,For his ear is far more pleasedWith collective harmonyThan personal gloryAnd he sees it as no abuseOf his own stationTo […]

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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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Hollow Jewel

A life that sparklesOnly on the surfaceWith more hypeThan substance,Where success comesToo quicklyToo easilyWithout depthWithout patienceWithout a need for GodOr other people-Such a lifeMay dazzle for a timeBut in the end is aHollow jewelOr worse stillA counterfeit.Contrasted to an existence that isHewn out of struggleWith promises that tarry,Forged in the fireThat faith requiresProduces something closerTo […]

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Who you become along the way

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. […]

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