Devotions, Poetry

Dark Days’ Devotions

When the dream is great but the skill is weak When the lofty goal beacons and taunts When the seriousness of the moment is lost When the isolation of the calling haunts There, within challenge, is character wrought When people opine, criticize, and talk When many share the excitement but not the burden When the empty drums are revealed for who When the boys have no choice but be men There, within necessity, is greatness bought When man and woman can only work in the bright When the lack of an ideal leads to impotence When human reflection is as shallow as me When I need a new perspective, a new lens In dark days’ devotions, You I sought #db