To What Purpose

We are lost ones, no doubt.  Without purpose, we roam earth in circles as though in limbo.  In search of purpose, I arrive not at myself, but rather what I can do for others. The reason why nothing works is because I’ve asked the wrong questions about my own direction. Rather than asking what I can do to better myself, I needed to ask what I needed to do to better the world around me. How can I contribute to the universe with my God-given talents? When I removed the focus away from myself, only then did purpose become a little less cloudy.

to what purpose
may i be used?
when readiness
persists upon
days sans rain
or shine; and
drafty rooms
with soot on
windows make
impossible to
diffuse light
from inside. how
can i breach this
shadow hanging
over the world’s
shoulders when it
is only i against
those great beasts
of the night? what
sword must i
brandish to intimidate
fear into submission?
how will i be used
when i stumble
before greatness
and i fall before i
can answer the call?
is it too late or is
this the beginning
of it all?

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2 thoughts on “To What Purpose

  1. I think to better one’s self is to better the surrounding world. I appreciate your tender introspection; how can else can we learn about the external world, if we do not inspect the internal eyes we view the world with first.

    • Please excuse the delay in my reply, but I thank you for your kind words and for taking time to comment on this post. I appreciate your response, and I marinated on it awhile, because it gives me courage to refine and carry out my purpose. Again, much gratitude.

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