What I’ve Learned

The lessons I’ve learned
Are ones that serve me.
They’ve taught me that giving
Is the best way to be.

I’ve seen that success
Is not about me,
But about sharing my time
With my family.

So, I see my work
Like a garden to tend.
It’s a part of my life,
And a means to an end.

Because, our time here is short
And it passes us by.
I’m thankful that I know
My purpose; my Why.


Morons, morons, everywhere.
They’re everywhere I go.
Can’t always see them coming,
But I’m glad to see them go.

Maybe I should wear a sign
That simply says, No thank you.
I wonder if they’d stay away?
If not i could try, Blank You.

Open Up

I’m beginning to see
Just how different we are.
Our experience is night and day.

You hear one thing.
I hear another.
I can tell by the things that we say.

You-don’t give-things much-thought.
Your world seems cold.
What a lonely way to be.

It may-seem safer that way.
You may think you can’t help it.
But, I think we choose what we see.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

We’re in such different places.
We’ve such different views.
You don’t even know
The length of my fuse.

I know where you’re shallow.
I can guess why you’re cold.
You can’t relate
To the things that I hold.

And so, here we are.
An odd-couple at best.
I’m walking on egg shells
With things on my chest.

I won’t turn to you
To speak my mind.
The question is…
Should I leave you behind?

Or, accept it, as is,
Though I don’t feel free.
Why would I stay,
If I can’t be me?

Doubt About Others

I wish I could share
All the good that I know.
I feel lost among lost;
Like a seed that won’t grow.

I feel defeated at times;
Mired in fear.
That everyone’s sleeping;
Unable to hear;

Walking their way;
Their own path to follow.
Unaware that their purpose
Is shallow and hollow.

I feel compelled to ignore;
Drawn-just to observe.
To not get caught up;
To get ahead of the curve.

Feeding-in to others
Seems a game of reaction.
What’s the point?
Where’s the traction?

Brings me back to the point,
I must pave my own way.
Find purpose and meaning;
Joy that will stay.

I believe that way
Is through having a plan.
One where I’m leading;
My flame that I fan.