Monday, June 1, 2009

Stars along the path

How often,
in pursuing a distant goal,
in seeking the light
at the end of some particular tunnel,
do we miss the stars
you scatter in our path?

How can we strike a balance
between the life we're trying to live
and the life that's living us
even as we strive to forge ahead?

We are like brand-new drivers,
unaccustomed to the challenge
of balancing all the pieces of the task:
keeping an eye on the mirrors,
watching the road ahead,
keeping the wheel straight
and the foot steady...

Help us keep the brain radio tuned low
so we do not miss the stars along the way.

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