Respecting the awesome power of words!

Auld Lang Syne

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(Photo by Ben Padgett)

So many armchair quarterbacks
these days! From sports
to politics to religion and
all the spaces in between,

we're quite adept
at post-decision analysis
and critique, and technology
gives us a broad expressive platform.

What's lacking are
the conversations and questions
arising from genuine engagement
with people whose flesh and blood
palpitate near enough ours
to raise room temperature.

If you want to do something
earth-shattering on the cusp
of another calendar year,
try opening the trifecta
of your ears, heart, and mind,
to let a little more
of someone else's story
mingle with your own.

There's no telling what kinds
of resolutions and revolutionary
fireworks we could ignite.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins
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2 responses

  1. katiejkester

    Amen!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  2. I love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 31, 2016 at 6:54 pm

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