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Double Dutch…

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Steady revolutions,
Roped complexity.
Standing on the sideline,
Of a future you can’t see.

Do you jump in?
Do you chance entanglement?
How long do you stare,
Into the grounded firmament?

Pain in failure,
Pride and bodily woes.
Yet, never proceeding forward,
You’re sure to never know.

The longer you watch,
The longer you wait,
The more doubt can take root,
Strengthened chains, your fate.

So, pause to strategize,
Then, with courage leap.
You may face complications,
Step back, restart, reject defeat!

©E.D. Allee
June, 2014

 

To Slay A Dragon…

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How to slay a dragon
How to miss its fiery torment
As it chases you from dusk to dawn
Bringing fear and pain with it

Sword and shield in hand
Despite aggressive forebodings
Courage in the face of terror
Like David with stone and sling

Slaying a dragon
Requires faith and surrender
We cannot achieve this alone
God is our sword, stone…our ultimate defender

©E.D. Allee
May, 2014

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Big Boys Aren’t Afraid!

Busy with my addictive smart phone,
I sat awaiting my plane’s arrival.
Next to a restless young boy and his dad,
“Papa'” is what the boy called his father.

Overhead erupted a roaring alarm,
Frightening, considering our culture of terror.
The gates were filled with baffled gazes,
And the small boy expressed his fear.

To which his father replied…
“Your a big boy; big boys aren’t afraid”.
He repeated this emphatically,
Until he persuaded the child to agree.

Disconcerting alarm aside,
My heart sunk within my chest.
The message imparted by the father,
Was responsible for my distress.

The lesson taught had me worried.
Would that boy grow up suppressing his fear?
Betraying his natural human emotions,
As he was trained and engineered?

Courage is not the lack of fear,
But the forward movement while afraid.
Hopefully the message that child received,
Will be circumvented in his coming days.

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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