Stepping Stone Stranger (A Limerick Poem)

You gave me wings
The future me
Would need to get away

Taught me to fly
To say goodbye
When I no longer could stay

The sadness remains
The joy mixed with pain
My gratitude is strong

But lately it seems
We’re ripped at the seams
You sing a different song

The world has changed
Our values strained
My goal’s not one you see

Not hard to spy
Identify
The ways we disagree

I wish you well (and)
Time will tell
The way our stories end

But thanks for this
The work and bliss
I’ll always call you friend

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Check In With Clients (A Poem)

I like the sound of silence
An unresponsive client
I truly do not not mind, but still check
In from time to time

The ball is their court
You’re pretty much ignored
No need at all to bug or
Throw your shoulders in a shrug

Don’t let it go too long (though you are)
Not the one in the wrong
Communicate, reach out
When there’s ever any doubt

Fine line between persistence
And sheer, downright annoyance
Just cover your own A
So you can get your PAY! 

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I Wish I Had the Heart (A Poem)

I wish I had the heart
I want to have the time
To see to every part
Of all that’s on my mind

Of friends both past and new
Of family gone and here
Of things that I could do
The passions I hold dear

The limits of our lives
The tasks I’m caught between
Don’t mean that I don’t strive
To see to all I dream

For now, I’ll do what’s small
Keep one on eye on the prize
If I can only crawl
Some day, I’ll reach the skies

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Business is Booming (A Poem)

Business is booming
Deadlines are looming
The thrill of the sale
The fear I could fail

Trade-offs for cash
To save up that stash
A time for all things
The season it brings

An influx of leads (all came)
Crashing with speed
Workload’s increased
There’s famines and feasts

So go! Start to run.
Go get all your work done.
At the end of the day
It’s all for the pay

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Cognitive Dissonance (A Poem)

“Be as candid about your questions as you need to be;
life is full of them on one subject or another.”
-Jeffrey R. Holland

Just admit the dissonance 
Between the truth and narrative 
It’s hardly ever comfortable 
But say it, and it’s tolerable 

Some things cannot be reconciled
At least not by the earthly mind 
The answers don’t come easily
There’s still a chance to find some peace 

All the ways your heart’s involved 
All the puzzles you can’t solve 
Save questions for another day 
The soul can simply need a break 

A worldview that’s been challenged 
A hope that lies in balance 
A crisis of the faith that you
Can’t explain away 

Truth somehow will still endure
Even when you’re just not sure 
Hold fast and stand your ground of the 
Truth that you once found 

Not saying do not question
Or close your eyes to reason
No perfect, tight solution (imperfect)
Peace amidst confusion

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How To Sell (A Poem)

The sale is imperceptible
The close is undetectable
If value’s indispensable
It all will be so natural

Just lead them down the funnel
Just guide them down the channel
Avoid the use of pressure
(That helps exactly never)

Confident, assertive
Run from being coercive
Always be supportive
Discover sales converted

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Struggle In the Small Things (A Poem)

I struggle in the small things
They seem so hard for me
All the things that seem to come to
Others naturally

I’m challenged by the mundane
There’s fear, anxiety
The smallest undertaking seems a
Monumental feat

I’m overwhelmed by details
It all just gets to me
Like raising kids and just keeping
My stupid kitchen clean

I struggle in the small things
There’s not much more to say
Best I can do is keep on truckin’
Going day by day

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