The Journey that Makes You Kind

Struck out

Struck out!

To the victorious:
the ribbons, the cheers,
the flush of accolades.

To the defeated
who’ve also run the race:
the pain, the tears.

Remember, my son
those who’ve tried and failed;
walk a mile in their shoes.
The journey will make you kind.

C.G.

From my upcoming book, Silver Morning Song

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2 thoughts on “The Journey that Makes You Kind

  1. No one remembers who finished second. In fact, the memory of who won fades quickly when the next race begins. Running the race with perseverance and finishing is what counts.

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