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To harness God’s wisdom,

we must travel through perilous terrain and impossible seas.

This is true, yet being comfortable beneath the clearest skies

and within the most inviting pools is no less important to perception.



To arrive at your place of comfort,

oftentimes, you must wade through

many other’s places of discomfort



Being prepared and arming oneself, through adequate research

, gathering as much information as is necessary to secure yourself an edge,

has garnered quite the reputation in recent days.

And while I do not necessarily refute such rituals,

I also feel it is of merit to also choose to understand,

that he who always waits until the iron is fully hot,

quite often will spend much of his time clad in wrinkled clothing.



Ten strangers entered a bank of their own accord.

Each had different reasons as to why they were there, together, at such a time.

Minutes were spent waiting in line, composing deposit and withdrawal slips,

and noticing the new shine from the prior nights late night buffering upon the floor.


Then men in a mask stormed through the front doors.

Immediately they locked the doors, began waving their guns in the air,

yelling and shouting commands to both the bank tellers and to the patrons alike.

Not much time had elapsed when a security guard reached for his gun.

This was a mistake, as the one robber appeared extremely anxious, moving constantly around in no apparent direction.

He continued waving his rifle about,

like he was a maestro performing his very first concert,

until, he unwittingly flinched and thereafter, the guard seemingly appeared certain to be a goner.


Bickering stirred up from within the robbers themselves.

This continued for what felt like years.

They decided to leave; yet the police were already surrounding the bank itself.

Seven hours later an intense standoff ended without a single hostage harmed.


The standoff didn’t produce any casualties and it does appear the guard will be all right.

Ten strangers became ten brothers-in-arms.

If it were not for such a traumatic circumstance,

perhaps many, if not all of these people,

would never have had the opportunity to meet one another.



Why should closeness be stirred by circumstance alone?

Start a conversation; create bonds when bonds do not exist.

If you are rebuffed, so be it,

for the one time you do connect,

all those dismissed transmissions,

will not be seen as anything but a form of necessary groundwork.



Once the you is removed from mourning,

a new day can be ascertained.

Sadness will always tinge your outlook,

yet eventually a smile shall replace the contorted skewer,

upon which the initial shock of abandonment undoubtedly sparks.

Soon acceptance replaces agony;

love and all the positive reminders of love,

supersedes both the sadness and the self-pity one often feels.


About hobgoblin2011

I'm a poet and aspiring screenwriter/songwriter with a passion for film, art, photography, philosophy and heavy metal. I love reading, mainly non-fiction, comic books, graphic novels, myth and reference. Family always comes first for me. I'm a proud father to two wonderful pups and two curious cats. I'm also a glutton for punishment aka the life of being a diehard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan.

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