Caught in the rutted grooves of long traveled highways

Your desire to continue

Mine for change.

Conflict arises

Expectations and Traditions

block Connection

“We’ve always done _________”

crowds the season

“Remember how you used to _____________”

shades appreciation for evolution of the butterfly.

Let go.

Close your eyes and breathe in

Hold on to appreciation for the past

and then release

Cry if you must. But know that today brings opportunity for

A fresh look

New feelings of joy

Connection with






About Be Strong. Be Courageous. Be You

Principal at the School at the north end of Los Angeles Harbor where AWESOME happens. Working to make the world a little more wonder-full.
This entry was posted in Poem, poetry and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Reset

  1. jarhartz says:

    So much to read in your poem. So many ways. Thank you, friend.
    Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. margaretsmn says:

    So beautifully said, so difficult to do. My daughters are adults and they have significant others. This Christmas we start new traditions, like Wayne, my son-in-law, cooks Christmas breakfast. Some new traditions are wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wonderful lines. Have a great new year ahead!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s