Poems

The Shoes

the shoes

My alarm went off. It was Sunday again. I was sleepy and tired, my one day to sleep in. But the guilt I would feel the rest of the day would have been too much, so I’d go and I’d pray. I showered and shaved, I adjusted my tie, I got there and sat in a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer as I closed my eyes, I saw the shoe of the man next to me touching my own. I sighed. With ple ...[Read More]

Outwitted

love

He drew a circle that shut me out – Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win; We drew a circle that took him in!

The Road Not Taken

roads

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear, Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay ...[Read More]

7 Rules for Life

know the rules

Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. What others think of you is none of your business. Time heals almost everything, give it time. Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them.  You have no idea what their journey is all about. Stop thinking too much, it’s alright not to know the answers.  They will come to you when you least expect it. No ...[Read More]

What is Class?

class

Class never runs scared.  It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge that you can meet life head-on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it.  Esau didn’t.  Symbolically, we can look to Jacob’s wrestling match with the angel.  Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal “angel” and won a victory that marks them thereafter. Class never makes excuses ...[Read More]