Sunday, May 12, 2013

When You’ve Been Spared

When You’ve Been Spared


On a quiet amble
along a narrow road
outside Duluth
I walked further
than I planned
at dusk.
Now it was dark
among the tall trees
and I’d come too far.
I turned to go back
and just then
saw a faint glow
in the distance.
I watched it
come closer,
making itself clear
as the dome light
of a slow moving taxi.

To Ponder

            1.   Sometimes innocence can later be declared as

            2.   Even the so-called innocent one can come to this 
                  conclusion on his own.

            3.   Fate-tempters—not at all innocent—choose to invite a
                  measure of fear into their lives. Like the moth, they fly
                  close to the flame.

            4.   What do you make of a full-of-fear incident, not
                  expected, that comes to an end in complete safety?

            5.   One is plain fully-felt gratefulness for what didn’t occur
                  that might have.

            6.   Two is comprehending how fragile life can be and how
                  care is the better option than innocence.

            7.   Three is sharing your experience with others, as
                  appropriate. They can learn from it, one way or another.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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