Echoes

September 6, 2013 

what is

potential

who

defines

determines

decides

so it may

be said

he has

so much

or

she is not

living up

to hers

or

they have

none

how

do we

conclude

for ourselves

i have reached

mine

or wont

cant

never will

or far

exceeded

it

where

did i get

my potential

and if I dont

have much

whose fault

is that

grief soothers

often say

well she

had a

full life

what are

the criteria

or he

has had

his time

where may

the clock

be found

to measure

when

are we

certain

this is

as good as

it gets

if sweet

sad eyed

lorraine

kissed him

on the cheek

one recess

in fourth grade

then unbeknown

moved away

during summer

suppose

that day

was as good

as it will get

he had

his time

his life

was full

to all those

who love

drawing

some kind

of bottom line

beneath

another

life

reply

i will find

a way

to dare

those sharks

and swim on

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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