But What I Was To


Long ago
I saw what was to do
and how it should to be made done

and I started there
as I readied each step that planned its next
as I watched in knowing
how it would unfold

I set out and made each step
First was placed this
which would lead to next
Then would came that
which would lead to later
and so on

Each step
carefully designed
to accomplish
to bring about
to do in the world
to do for the world
to create a life

Tightly I held to the plan

While all the while
the unfolding was as was the unfolding

we cling to the one
While the other
goes on all the same

it has not been
what I was to do
but what I was to learn

3 thoughts on “But What I Was To

  1. Lisa Macachor

    I love this one!
    For me personally it reminds me how honorable and beautiful it is to have your best plan set up to do good in the world but it also confirms my deep belief that we are on this earth to learn.

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