Serenity Prayer Redux

I'll let ya in on a little secret...some of my best moments of clarity and introspect happen in the shower. May sound weird, but I think it's the lack of distractions. The other day, the second line of The Serenity Prayer written by Reinhold Niebuhr popped in my mind. Some categorize this as a prayer for rough times, but it applies to daily life in my opinion. Then I started thinking it wouldn't hurt to engage creative license by personalizing it to fit my thoughts and outlook on life (my additions are in brackets). I encourage you to consider doing the same with a work that inspires you.

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God grant me the serenity
to accept {and fully understand} the things {and people} I cannot change;
courage to change the {truly important} things I can;
and wisdom to know {and respect} the difference.

Living one day at a time {but not become complacent};
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting {and learning from} hardships as the pathway to {a heart of love and true} peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to {and believe in} His Will;
That I may be reasonably {wise, humble, loving,
forgiving and}
happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him {including the peace that surpasses all understanding}
Forever in the next.


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le jeu {the game}

i see now this won’t be easy
u slyly pulled away
trying your best not to please me

it’s okay, i created this game
won’t hold it against you
admit it...you love me just the same

you chose to take this route
hiding behind a nonchalant fa├žade
guess it’s due to the thing we’ve painfully done without

it’s okay, i created the game
one that has you hesitant to make a move
my unrestrained love driving you damn near insane

you hold back from me
afraid your emotions will be exposed
cause you to love me unconditionally

it’s okay, i created the game
not to worry, big man
i love you just the same

wanting you back ain’t wise
fueled by greedy desires
emotions extremely hard to disguise

it’s okay, i created the game
let this thing evolve the way it’s supposed to and
maybe...one day i’ll wear your last name

© MCG 2009


Emotional Enigma

You crossed my mind early this mornin’...

To admit I miss you is to confess there’s a void

To say I’m confused is to concede I’m tormented by desire

To replay the good moments is to create a deeper longing

Adoration blindly constructed
Fragmented exposed emotions

To uncover a deficiency is to admit there’s a quandary

To want you in my life is to expose my emotions...vulnerability

To ponder unanswered questions is to assume the worst

Fragile yet resilient
Pliable yet strong-willed

To be unresponsive is to tolerate crippling hesitation

To ignore and forget is to repeat past faux pas

To understand and forgive is to acquire a mature mindset

A delicate affair
Necessitates reciprocity

Who grips the precious missing piece?

© MCG 2008