Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Ultimate Challenge



author's note:

In the "Ultimate Fighter Challenge", two men inside a cage pummel each other as if trying to settle a deep grudge.

But I know a much tougher challenge.


THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE

Whenever I try to quiet myself...

forces arise
      within and without
to stir my waters up.

And as I watch the lake work
to smooth its waves out
I realize my struggle
for peace will never end--

there will always be
undercurrents
there will always be
wind.

The thought nearly defeats me...

but no!--didn't I choose, long ago
the ultimate challenge?


© 2014, Michael R. Patton
COMMON COURAGE: the book

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