Undeterred

There was a spot on the ceiling, but that didn’t deter us

There was hardly anyone there, but that didn’t deter us

They no longer are doing the buffet, but that didn’t deter us

‘Cause we knew the food was great.

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Step By Step

Stepping down
Taking the risk
Taking the chance

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Stepping up
Accepting the challenge
To go on

Stepping
Step by step
Up or down

Stepping on toes
Stepping on fingers
Not my own

Stepping high
Stepping low
On and off the curb

Stepping into safety
Stepping out of comfort
Stepping where no one knows

Stepping through Life
One foot at a time
Never stepping backwards

Going Around In A Circle

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Going around in a circle
Circularly circulating
Pondering:
Which way to go?

A circle is not a direction
Neither is it a destination
Yet some are always going there:
Around in a circle.

Circumnavigating the issue
Circumventing the point
Spinning confusedly:
Lost.

Going around in a circle
Not approaching
(even in a roundabout way)
But repeatedly repeating:
Hoping things would change.

Litter Not My Mind

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Litter not my mind
With your unwholesome thoughts .
Litter not my mind
With your foolish ideas.

Litter not my mind
With your silly longings.
Litter not my mind
With your spiteful words.

Litter not my mind.

My mind is as a bed of Roses
Fragrant with love.
With peace and beauty garlanded
With truth and justice underlaid
With ne’er a thorn to punish
Those resting there.