Sore spots

Suffering is universalThough it is not symmetrically distributed.One misfortuneSets one woman back a few steps,No biggieAnd that same misfortune wipes another out –Never to bounce back.Yet comparing woundsNever healed anyone.Sore spotsAre proof of our humanity,Evidence of life’s fragility,And most importantly,Reminders that humans,No matter their station,Should be handled with care.


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Good Leaders

Are kind.They have figured outHow to get stuff doneWithout emotionally dismemberingThe people they’re doing stuff with.They know that half the task of leadershipIs to create a culture of human flourishingFor the humans they are responsible for.It is not superstars we lack;High performing individualsWho can dazzle and amaze,Pulling off exploitsThat few will ever even attempt.No,What we […]

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Kindness isn’t a garnish

Its the whole meal.If you can only be kindWhen everything is dandyThen your brand of kindnessIs of the cheapest kind-Flimsy and unreliable.Kindness counts the mostWhen it comes least naturally,When the other personDoesn’t deserve it,When you don’t feel like it.Kindness isn’t a luxury goodAn extra piece of luggageSomething to consider at the end-No.‘Kind’ is the best […]

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A warm embrace. A reminder that you matter. A demonstration that I care. Kindness is the unrequested gift  That our hearts madly crave- You are not obliged to offer it, But I am sure glad you do. Sometimes all that I need Is a hug, Grinding all day in search of  A word of affirmation. […]

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Awkward carols

Christmas carols are not typically sung Outside of December. As such, I think we can be forgiven For not getting the cadence and rhythm of the words right As we awkwardly stumble through Long pauses and extended notes In very wordy verses. It’s awkward but still worth doing. You know what else is awkward Around […]

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Candidates for Mercy

Mercy. If you think deeply about it for long enough It can become quite unsettling. Who is it for? Who qualifies for mercy in your books? Is it still mercy if it is offered to someone innocent? Someone falsely accused? That’s justice, no? So who gets mercy? Maybe it can be offered to someone guilty […]

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