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The Best Teacher

The Wisest Advisor

Looking back on my school years, I personally
Had a rough time because I am mentally ill.
Way back then, diagnoses were nonexistent.
The odd way that I see things will often prevent
Understanding of social cues yet I can still
Function sufficiently well in society.

You’re expecting a nice story. I’ll give you one
Not about how my troubled life eats at my heart
But about how it’s possible to overcome
Feelings of inferiority that come from
Childhood trauma of which I have made a fine art.
Misery in my old age I now see as fun.

Normal folks have ‘best teachers’ – the ones who have made
A life long positive impression upon them.
Simple words spewed without thought will alienate
As will attitudes that radiate racial hate.
The best ones are happy to deal with your problem.
Above and beyond they work. They’re on a crusade.

Early on I was told that I wasn’t the same
As the others in my class in obvious ways
And one not as apparent. It turns out to be
A most powerfully creative part of me.
It’s not like I am giving my enemies praise.
The Best Teacher teaches how to live without shame.

Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

There's No Time To Waste

Some of us hear a different drummer, and we
Must march to the music that we so plainly hear.
Each one of us has some kind of music playing.
Do not ever say that it goes without saying.
Listening to that music is cause for some fear
Among many. It’s not the way things ought to be.

We all show up here with a purpose and a drive
To complete a heroic mission here on earth
Whether it’s to run an ice cream shop on Cape Cod
Or invent the next mouse trap, or travel abroad,
Whatever trips your trigger and generates mirth,
Get it done while you are young and fully alive.

There’s an intelligence that’s part of everything
And everyone, and all are connected to it.
It informs you, and you it, of what is worthwhile
To focus your attention on, and in the style
Of a master creator, all that you commit
To your passion, a wonderful life it will bring.

When you’re fulfilling your dream of who you can be,
Completely on purpose and fulfilled you become.
However distant, bizarre, or strange it may seem
Don’t let negative patterns detract from your dream.
Let go of all the things that are keeping you from
Playing on this life stage. We’re here only briefly.