Get in the Game

Moving onto the next thing;
Continuation of past.
I look to the future;
Like with fishing, I cast.

I thow out a line,
With hope for a bite.
There-are-no guarantees.
There’s no wrong or right.

And, sometimes you catch em.
Sometimes you don’t.
One thing’s for sure;
If you don’t try, you won’t.

Get focused on JOURNEY.
Enjoy the TRY.
Emersed in the task.
Not worried about why…

Or, why not…
Because you’ve set an intention.
And, behavior like this,
Is what leads to invention;

Not of product nor service,
But discovery within;
Change in your sight,
And the chance to begin;

Again, or something different.
We use what we learn.
See through failure.
It’s just a sign that says, turn.

And, move on. Move forward.
Get up. Try again.
Or, try something else,
But the effort’s the win.

And, it’s usually the case,
That-the-first-steps are hard.
But, it’s you with the hand.
You-must play the card.

While the deck may seem stacked,
And that others want-you to-lose.
It’s not up to them;
You-alone must choose.

So, get in the game.
At least you’ll have played.
Bet on yourself.
If not, you’ll have stayed…

The same.

Taking the Bait

You wanna turn back the clock.
You-regret what you said.
But you can’t change the past.
You gotta put it to bed.

You wanna make things right.
You can’t let it be.
You should sleep on it.
Then see how you see.

Let the emotion die down.
Then you-can-decide.
You’re seeking forgiveness,
But you’re still dealing with pride.

So you give it some time.
It was the right thing to do.
You gave yourself space
So to think things through.

This helped with perpective.
And, it’s received as sincere.
The one you hurt
Says, it’s ok, dear.

You feel relieved.
It’s a weight off your mind.
Moving forward
You’ll be more kind…

Until it happens again,
Which it will for sure.
We’re all just like fish,
That can’t help bite the lure.

Employment

Thinkin of goin to the pool
To just chill for a minute.
You can’t.
It’s Wednesday.
You’re totally in it;

The nine to five.
Gettin it done.
Workin towards Friday,
While I’m out in the sun.

Just sayin’,
That’s where I am;
Unemployed now.
It’s part of my plan.

I’m enjoying my time,
Away from employed.
Soakin’ it in.
Far from annoyed.

This time will end.
I’ll be back at work,
But not with the mindset
That the weekend’s a perk.

Where I’m dreading Monday,
And don’t want to be there.
Led by fools,
Who can’t show they care.

I know what I want now,
And i won’t compromise.
Not here to climb someone’s ladder,
Nor to chase their prize.

I’ll be with good people,
Where I can feel whole.
Not here just for money,
And-to-play-along in-some-role.

Leadership

I know what it’s not.
I’ve seen it first hand.
New guy comes in.
Says, this is my band.

And, Whatever you’ve done,
It’s all gunna change.
You’re a number
That I’ll rearrange.

Giant ego.
No personal skill.
Just wants yes-men,
And to hear, I will.

Pretentious,
And condescending.
Lacking context.
Ignorant,
Alone,
Trying to will what comes next.

More worried about
How he looks,
Lost on him
Are the history books.

Never saw
The way things are.
He slowed our progress.
He became like tar.

Ugly,
Sticky,
Total mess.
Covered in buzz words,
Like, We’re playing chess;

A game he knows
Is lost on most.
He plays the king.
He likes to boast.

Lost on him…
The people’s voice.
And that they
Always have a choice,

To follow him,
And get on board.
Or, to not buy in.
In which case he’s ignored.

And, talked about.
Behind his back;
Sad state of affairs;
A total hack.

A fraud. A fake.
He never fits in.
One day he’ll be gone.
Then it’s time to begin…

Again, with a new leader.

To Stay or Go

What will I miss,
If-I-do, or-I-don’t?
Maybe I should.
Maybe I won’t.

Not-sure what to do,
But I need to decide.
I can stay here,
Or go-along for the ride.

If I go
It may be fun.
If I stay,
I’ll get things done.

I could flip a coin,
It’s a total toss-up.
If I stay,
I could go for a run.

I-could-be productive,
Or lay around,
In the bed,
Or on the ground.

I can do whatever,
But nothing calls,
So maybe I should go.

Yep. I’ll stay.
No. I should go.
Man this is tough.
I just don’t know.

I’m tired of thinking.
I need to decide.
I guess that I’ll just go.