Monthly Archives: September 2015

Whispers in the Mist

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A cold dreary mist

enveloping all

The day becomes night

With a soft ghostly call.

 

Sound becomes muted

A whisper seems loud

Nefarious dealings

In a gossamer shroud.

 

Walk softly, walk light

You’re way is not clear

Keep close to your breast

All those you hold dear.

 

The fog holds a secret

A truth yet unknown

To hear it takes courage

The strength to be shown.

 

A soft gentle mist

soon tickles the air

It’s a warm friendly touch

No need to beware.

 

Which one will it be

To fear or embrace

The fog makes a choice

To touch with its grace.

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Limitations

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I don’t recall the number of times I have been told to ‘take it easy’ or ‘know your limitations’. These are words spoken by people who care for me and for my welfare. I don’t explain to them that limits are restrictive and negative. Yes it is important to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and to take them into account when you are doing anything. However. Isn’t there always a ‘however’? However, I believe that if we put too much emphasis on our limitations we will indeed live down to them. If we are merely aware of them and occasionally ‘push the envelope’ then we stand a much better chance of living a full and productive life. There are those near me (not too near) who believe I should not strive as hard as I do or hope as much as I do because I am setting myself up for failure. I counter that if I do as they think then I am ensuring myself of a failure. I prefer to reach for the stars with my feet firmly planted on the ground. So to speak.

Speaking of failure, why is it considered to be so bad? Every journey is a learning experience and failure is part of the path. As children we are taught to embrace our failures and to examine them. We learn from our failures. Easy successes are nice but they do not give us the knowledge to deal with the disappointments we will encounter in our lives. Failures keep us humble and allow us to fully appreciate our successes. Living is messy and painful but it is also joyous and wonderful. Just because we have a few speed bumps in the way is no reason to turn back. Life is forward and waiting for us. Let’s give it a shot.

A Singular Twist of Fate

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Why did you make the choice

The person you are to be

At any time, or any place

The forks of life to choose.

 

We’ll never know the reasons why

We choose the paths we do

For such a simple thing can change

Decisions to be made.

 

They say that fate is all laid out

No choice is ours to make

I do not think that this is so

These lives are ours to shape.

 

The choices made by us are free

With open eyes and minds unclouded

We face the future choices

As a singular twist of fate.