Stop Trying to control Outcomes, Over which you Have no Influence. You are both Powerful beyond measure And Unable to change Anyone but yourself. To try otherwise, Is a certain path to Many unpleasant emotions, Such as Resentment And Frustration And Anger And Sadness. Account Only for you And accord Others The same Opportunity.
Let’s just Suppose That maybe The believers Professing “I died and came back” Or “I’ve been here before” Are right. If you get the chance To do life all over again, Would you? Would you choose This experience In a different skin suit? Life, with all its peril And heartbreak, And pain, And disappointment. Would you say Yes to that, Again, When some folks Don’t even want to Stay for the duration Of their first time
I returned to church today, And the walls did not fall down. This solemn day reminds us, From whence we have come And to where we shall return. Yes, we are dust, But that dust is derived From the stars themselves; Stars that burst into being, Alongside time itself. My black-smudged forehead May mark me a sinner, But I am also divine, Made by the hand Of creation itself. Perhaps we’ve forgotten How gladly we are welcomed,
Yesterday’s Vision of Tomorrow
I had never Pictured myself As a housewife; Then again, I never met a house I wanted to marry. All around me, I see it: The rebel teen Becomes a peace activist, The punk rocker Now sells insurance. Sooner or later, Everyone’s plans For their future (Long ago imagined In the naïveté of youth) Must die. In their place, A more practical path. Life will forever test The validity of your dreams. Be patient with where
What I want to tell you
What I want to tell you Is that everything Is going to work out Fine. What I want to tell you Is that there is So much more out There. What I want to tell you Is that you have Barely lived life out Yet. What I want to tell you Is that I am sure Things will all out Eventually. What I want to tell you Is that I know There’s a way out Altogether.
You asked me
You asked me If I loved you, Of course, I said, yes. You asked me How much? I said, You couldn’t Imagine. Try to, You told me. So I said: I love you so much, I cannot imagine Life without you. I can’t remember What came before you, And I most certainly Don’t want to think Of anything after you. Oh, you said, That’s a lot.