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Tempered Idealist

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

When one chooses to be driven by results, compromises are inevitable. To spend time doing that which will pay or engage fully into that which fulfills – it is seldom a choice we avoid.

Yet achievements, those expected or not, are a part of our humanity, whether compromised or not.


Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

It’s a fitness kick
That will only stick
Insofar motivations
Stay clear

Think about it too much
And you risk a bad crunch
And your neck might be out
A whole month

It’s one day at a time
While you’re still in your prime
The reward’s only felt
On the inside

stump thump

Monday, February 25th, 2008

when clichés abound
and accusations resound
it’s time to ask what sense it makes

it may just be
that the greatness you see
is being clouded by a dirty lens

wipe the rose-colored glass
take a second look at the bloke or lass
and you may save yourself some grief

leaving is for losers
quitting is for chumps
unless your heart is the one on the stump

in touch

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

sifting through the sludge
is tough and thankless work

moments stuck, goodness broke
the remnants linger thick as muck

but it is worth all that and more
to go deep down and clean up shop

painful though the truth will be
I find the way to get in touch

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

hot or cold, never lukewarm
leave long enough for it to matter
and I wave back from afar

it either is and it continues
or it is not and it’s put back

hot or cold, never lukewarm
the road beckons,
with or without

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Keep pick, pick, picking, I will eventually bite.

If the taste is bitter, I stop.

If the taste is sweet, I bite again until its not.

Next time, I’d like to stop at sweet.

Better yet, not bite at all.