Standing Tested 

Standing tested
Stretched
Straightened
Standing tall
Standing tested

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​Grateful — September 2017

New friends come
And new friends go
Some go old
Others we’re yet to know

It was a pleasure to meet you
talk with you
eat with you
walk with you
work with you
I am grateful for the time that was
Grateful for the time that is

Thank you

Grateful — March 2017

Didn’t look like a good month half way gone
Looked like I’d end up where I didn’t want
Like a flood it sees me fighting
Finding a way to make better this that I have
It would seem like I suffer
But God knows how it has worked out to my rise

I am grateful for chance

Mysterious almost
That strange luck
I am grateful for open doors
The good fortune that I’ve got

You have made a way

Four Steps to Going Over the Cliff

1. Get close enough so that it would take two more steps
2. Make the leap in your head
3. Take one long slow step so that you’re at the edge
4. Look over the edge—and turn back
So it’s that you’ve been on edge and back

Side notes:
This is what one particular child I know does. She just loves testing the limits, or more likely, your resolve. Trying perhaps to make sure you’re really really serious about her not playing tablet games when homework is still pending.

Don’t go to the edge if you don’t mean to jump. A rephrase of a Yorùbá proverb that goes something like: “If you don’t mean to taste something, don’t go smelling it.”