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Dense living shoots, and The Tantrum

Dense Living Shoots:

There once was a balcony aloe
It’s dish was surprisingly shallow
But it still made new shoots
And dense living roots,
There’s no need to leave your heart fallow

The Tantrum:

He screams, he cries,
He’ll thrash his little legs
And rub his eyes
The innocence of disarray
His behaviors I can not deny

Unless I look deep into the heart of things, and breathe.

There’s no training for his family
To deal with their son’s complex needs
Navigating systems that can’t cope
Half my role is give them hope

That a valuable life has nothing to do with living up to a pretend ideal of what passes for normality.

He drew an ‘H’ in the air today,
I could’ve cried ‘Hip Hip Hooray’
He’s learning how to train his mind
Now how to teach him to be kind

To get him through to the excellence, mastery, bravery, and vulnerability that I hope will make him a brilliant adult.


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2 thoughts on “Dense living shoots, and The Tantrum”

  1. Great story and a lesson that easily connect with the ready. I’m very familiar with tantrum, many adults actually do it, and that includes myself. Bad behavior and unkindness runs deep. Tantrums can be a manifestation of helplessness and frustrations, or build up negativity from many sources, or could simply be getting what one wants. Being unkind is nothing new but I believe got worse at the height of the pandemic and now became as normal as the virus itself. The Hope, the goodness in people will match the badness and eventually win. Thanks for the generous share and thoughtfulness.

    1. I agree that people’s hope and goodness will triumph. Do you have a tiny action you can do today that can demonstrate this? I’m going to try to do 1 hour of volunteering for an organization close to my heart. Tiny things make a big difference. I honor the light in you.

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