Steve Rigell

poetry for big kids - 09-19-2021 - by steve rigell - http://poetryforbigkids.com/the-art-of-failing-is-not-hard-to-master

The art of failing is not hard to master

The art of failing is not hard to masterYou don’t need to wait for a natural disasterYou don’t need instruction from an expert taskmasterYou don’t need the blessing of your local pastor Or the prognostications of a trained forecasterIf you have a choice, don’t fail slowly, fail fasterEither way it will happen before you’re ready, …

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poetry for big kids - 07-01-2021 - by steve rigell - http://poetryforbigkids.com/intergalactic-scouting-report-sent-from-earth

Intergalactic scouting report sent from Earth

They can’t hide their innate selfishnessWhatever they do, they call it their bestWhen they’re being benevolent they’re still being selfishHardly anyone ever does that thing they call selfless They create excuses and call them reasonsAnd fashions are the way they tune into seasonsThey’re petty and cruel and like feeling superiorThey pretty much judge everything by its …

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poetry for big kids - 06-16-2021 - by steve rigell - http://poetryforbigkids.com/in-the-present-moment-the-future-is-already-taking-shape

In the present moment the future is already taking shape

In the present moment the future is taking shapeIt passes like a thief making his escapeWhile we hold on to our memories and stroke our desiresTrying to figure out what being a god requires We place our bets wondering if we’re wagering enoughPretending each hand is not another bluffWe’re convinced we know we’ve got what …

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