There are worse things

in this life

than second chances.

No such thing

as failure,

long as the heart is beating

and the blood is flowing.

Feel it in you;


It verges on the infinite,

but is held back only

by that little voice inside you




Do you ever feel

the building of the storm?

As the clouds boil and thicken

to impenetrable black,

and the thunder roars

when lightning splits the sky;

do you feel it inside?

Do you sympathize with such power?

The potential for destruction

echoes in us all.

We are powerful.


Give an ear to the voices within,

lend a gaze to what could be,

but guide the mind,

the thought,

the intent,

with all the will you can muster.

Practice it.

Build strength,

so that one day,

should circumstances require,

you might be the storm.




3 thoughts on “06.29.19

  1. Very nicely put. I love the idea of taking over the control of our minds by becoming the “storm” or taking control of our own lives instead of letting self doubt rule the day. Beautifully put. Thanks Joni

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    1. Thank you, Joni! I always enjoy your comments. Most of my work is handwritten previous; these dated pieces are written onto WP and published immediately with little to no editing, so I never really know what I’m going to get. A fun exercise.

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