Monday, April 30, 2007

Perils of Progress

It seems sometimes
That personal growth
Is always followed
By a swarm of attacking
Challenges that continue
Until I succumb. The
Problem is that I don't
Realize the attack is
Underway until I have
Failed. It is then that
I seemingly awake to
Realize that the series
Of events leading to
Failure could not have
Been coincidence but
Could only have been
Organized against me.
Like Paul, I find
That the things I wish
To do, I do not do, and
The things I wish not
To do, are what I do.
Such are the perils
Of progress.

2 comments:

Incognito said...

BUT, personal growth will also come from the swarm of attacking challenges, no?

CDO said...

I must have grown a lot today. The attacks came - at work - the challenges were enormous. The things I intended to get done - did not get done - things not on the agenda were demanded of me by management - How long is it till retirement. Liked your post and shared a link from it as a post on my site The Rural Life is a Great Life - better known as Agriculture in America

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