Not at all clear what it takes
to make it in a world
where success is all numbers
and truth is strictly quality
Clearly, more is not better
I have my doubts
You’re entitled to yours
that anything better
than more of the same will happen
when the motive is just getting by
Something different is needed
of you, me and all others concerned
if we’re to get past status quo
and march in brave new directions
where no one has been
And, in all this
we must be prepared to accept
that everything possible can be done
and still, it isn’t enough
to take us where we need to go
Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.
Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling. Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here.
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8 thoughts on “What It Takes”
Aurora: Thanks. Glad you did. Yes, all rolled into one, just like life.
Stength, hope, and conviction all rolled up into one poem. Enjoyed the read, Don!
Thanks Polona, Dan, and Kai. Best!
‘to make it’ means different things to different people so each must walk their unique path.
good one, don.
I hear you!
Floots: Old Thom was right. Thanks for stopping by.
as thom gunn put it –
one is always nearer by not keeping still