Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to be a Hero

It's those moments
where you make
the right choice,
and do the hard work,
whether anyone
but yourself
knows it or not.

There might be no fanfare,
no reward,
no recognition
and maybe the majority
of the battle
takes place
inside your head
where your courage
is fighting with
your fears.

The world
will probably
never know of you
and your moments
of goodness
but you should
live like a hero anyway
because that is
the nature of
your spirit.

-Jim DuBois
Oct 15, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Unexpected consequences from talking to you on the phone yesterday afternoon

At that particular time of day
I could see the dust
that had built up
below the radiator
I'd missed it for years, I guess

So the next day
I broke out
the big sponge
I'd been saving
for no particular reason
and I cleaned up
all that dust

and then I realized
that cleaning my toilet,
which I'd been meaning to do
for a while,
would go much faster and easier
with the big sponge

so I cleaned the toilet too
and afterwards realized
that this whole
chain of events
was a perfect thing
to write about

and that sometimes
we don't see the chains
so clearly,
but they are always there.

-Jim DuBois
Sep 22, 2014
(composed in blog)