Saturday, April 28, 2012

Problems (Prompt: Problem)


We are born
tabula rasa
on all six sides.

Without trial,
without trouble,
we remain
blank,
untouched
smooth,
too smooth.

The failures
the angst
the shortcomings,
the problems
all chip away
at those smooth sides

making us
interesting,
instructive
perhaps even inspiring.

Knowing this,

I strive
to reinterpret
each problem
as yet another
teacher.

If I am
successful and wise
the problems
will not cease,
but rather
will make me
smarter,
more grateful
and more alive.

3 comments:

  1. I love this, Mosk. And fully agree with the sentiment!

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  2. Yes, it is nice to be able to see problems as teachers, although sometimes it's hard to realize that as you're going through them. Very inspirational piece.

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  3. PHEW! I had to stop by and catch up on the days' reads! You are a gracious and appreciative poet - such sincerity in your voice makes us stylish readers. You've captivated us, dear Buddah.

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