George Wants to Be

George wants to be
an artist
of some sort. He
wants to inspire
people to dig
deeply, find that
spiritual center,
and he wants
to do that with art,
not from a pulpit.

George cries
at home every night
because his day
was spent in deflation,
failing with spreadsheets, failing
to do the simple things.
Simple rules and
the people are ashamed,
cringing at his incompetence.

George wants to quit
like that director who went
off the bridge, but
George has no courage.
No courage, no wisdom,
no freedom, no intelligence,
and he only wants
the impossible.

God gave George
desire, but god loves
laughing at George,
his daily, wasteful
efforts at staying alive
without purpose,
inspiring brick blocks
and empty templates.


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  1. #1 by Find an Outlet on August 21, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    But George does inspire even if he doesn’t know it. And he does have courage and wisdom. Everybody has some sh*tty day job—ha ha mine literally involves sh*t. It takes a lot more courage to carry on than take the bridge.

    • #2 by Carl on August 24, 2012 - 9:36 am

      Scooping shit for a job really helps you get down to earth! Thanks for commenting.

  2. #3 by Hawkruh on August 21, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Staying alive is very inspiring! George has inspired me do dig deeply and contemplatively reflect on the spirituality inside and see how it can be expressed. I am grateful that George has had the courage to avoid utilizing bridges for other than crossing rivers and such.

    • #4 by Carl on August 24, 2012 - 9:35 am

      I’m grateful for your inspiring comment. Thank you.

  3. #5 by davewakefield on August 23, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    I say go George go!

    • #6 by Carl on August 24, 2012 - 9:34 am

      Thank you for the comment.

  4. #7 by clinock on August 28, 2012 - 2:21 am

    What George wants in the first verse will save him – they are seeds of hope, possibilities and passion – seeds of fire that will blossom into a vast creative conflagration burning all those dark bridges behind him…

    • #8 by Carl on September 6, 2012 - 7:32 pm

      Ah, thank you for your comment! Grab on to the positive is what I should do each day.

      • #9 by clinock on September 6, 2012 - 11:26 pm

        Hold onto that thought Carl…

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