Fight for it.

Clarity comes
To those who persist.
A light can come on
When you’ve swung and missed.

That certain thing clicks
At the end of the day.
Once you’ve said, I’ve got more;
When you decided to stay.

Shut-it down though,
And you cannot learn.
The lessons lie
Just ahead of the turn.

You got to face
The fears of now
In order to know
The way; the how.

So challenge yourself
To find your way;
To never give up.
Your effort will pay.

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?

Before You’re Dirt

How-do-you approach the day?
Go through the motions,
So you can get paid?
Can’t wait for five o’clock?

What a sad way to live;
Uncommitted to purpose;
Like a boat that’s tied to a dock.

You’ve got to break out
And follow your heart.
And make the most
Of the time that’s here.

You’ve more to give.
You know you do.
The time is now
To address your fear.

This change means leaving comfort.
The steps you’ll take may hurt.
But-give-yourself some credit
Before-you become the dirt.

Go the Distance

What’s the pull;
Your motivation?
What holds you back;
Your reservation?

Why not plan
For what you’d like?
You’ve got the time,
So choose to hike.

Lace em up
And hit the trail.
Bait your hook
To catch the whale.

Comes down to steps,
So map it out.
And, know your Why;
What you’re about.

Know your value.
Learn and grow.
Find the gaps;
What you don’t know.

Make your day.
Control each minute.
Keep your focus.
You must stay in it.

The secret sauce?
Know the now.
Know your purpose.
You’ll find the how.

It just takes guts;
Will to succeed.
And, positive attitude.
That’s all you need.

Wake Up

The day begins before-sunrise.
It-doesn’t-start when you hear your ALARM.
You choose the time, when you want to get up,
And-when to-begin tending the FARM.

A-healthy-farm gets consistent care.
The-farmer controls what he CAN.
He learns and adapts as the seasons go by;
With-unwavering execution of PLAN.

Hear the Call

We hear the words
We’ve heard before,
But this time they
Mean something more.

They strike a chord
You never knew,
And now it’s clear
What you must do.

From feeling rose
A simple thought.
Something gave,
Like you’d been caught.

Released to be
The way you need.
You’re shown the path;
You will succeed.

A matter now
Of plan to win.
And, moving past
The way it’s been.

You found your purpose.
You know the why.
Let this drive
The way you try.

Let it fill you
Every day.
With some peace
That’s here to stay.

That comforts you
When times get tough;
When you-want to-say,
I’ve had enough.

You won’t give up;
Your fire’s lit.
Go for your dream.
Refuse to quit.