Today I feel complete, unbroken,
With belief and trust a token,
Jammed within a mighty thought
Which once inserted might come to nought.

Refreshed anew with clarity unflinching,
I learn through questions, always reaching.
And challenging for new perceptions
Push myself to new dimensions.

Openness without control,
Indelicate in its whole,
Grasps at meaning to become replete
Whilst we all struggle at its feet.

Honesty is never easy
People will always be very needy
But life without this vital stance
I might as well lie in a trance

When challenging becomes great fun
Consider that you are not the one
To gain the insight from the question.
So deliver thought provoking intervention.

If risk is all that you embrace
Consider that you may well loose the race.
For hidden within that poison chalice
Are many things that turn into malice

When failure comes without invitation
Make certain that you control irritation
So that when the learning is required
Find new ideas and be inspired.

Awareness is what I seek
So I will on many occasions be meek
And mild, without neglecting feelings.
Re born with weaknesses not concealing

When complete and the story is ending
Consider that without my mending
I would have drifted off to sleep
Without my happiness quite so deep.


David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2018) Poetry for Business : Continuing Conversations. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. GROWING PAINS. Page Number 18.

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