Starting 2017 By Pat Garcia
It’s best to start out slow.
Let everyone pass by you.
Regard the scenery,
Examine the obstacles,
Proof the ridges,
Learn how to ride the wave
And prepare yourself for the tide.
Always count your cost,
Estimate time needed,
But don’t forget the rest zones,
Everyone needs them,
Having a plan never hurts.
Drawing a map doesn’t bring you off course.
It may slow you down, due to the unforeseen,
But the plan keeps you moving,
Even if only step by step.
If you don’t see light,
And the silver lining in the cloud seems to hide,
Don’ fret, don’t give up,
You have the map in your head,
The vision in your heart,
2017 has just started.
Enjoy the breeding months of winter
Where fermentation takes place below.
And seeds of hope germinate,
Waiting to push their way upward,
As they gather strength to sprout.
Give yourself time before you pick up speed
And run like the gazelle.
Wait until the wind is no longer hitting you in the face,
But pushing you forward from behind.
Wishing all of you an awesome 2017.
Until the 20th of January, be safe.