Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Just Another Man

  • I am just another man,
    • Not great, good, or bad,
    • Just another man.
  • I have a lot of desires,
    • Not great, good, or bad,
    • Just another man.
  • I have achieved, and will achieve,
    • Not great, good, or bad,
    • Just another man.
  • I have made and will make mistakes,
    • Not great, good, or bad,
    • Just another man.

Originally written:   April 15, 1997

  • Reflection on my humanity.  I am not any better than any other man, nor worse.  I am happy I am who I am.  I am grateful for my lot in life.  I am gifted with “enough.”

Thoughts

  • Thoughts flow from my mind to this page,
    • Like wine poured from the bottle by a master.
  • They flow out gently, tumbling onto the page,
    •  In the sequence they are poured.
  • I am but a recorder.  Simply to document,
    •  The phrases as they come to mind.
  • The thoughts are not profound
    • Or even valuable lessons.
  • They stand on their own
    • For me to understand.
  •  And yes for others too.

 

Originally written: April 15, 1997

  • I was reflecting on how the words come to me for the prose or poems that I have written. I am often surprised by the words that come to mind and appear on the page. I am humbled by the reflections and thoughts expressed.   I am not the Master. I am thankful for this gift.