This poem was written in 1994, at a time when I traveled on teaching assignments. I had started my company, Object Innovations, the year before. Now, almost thirty years later, some of the same feelings are coming up as I think about possible next steps with my company. The poem also touches on the theme of gratitude, something I hope I can cultivate more in the days to come.
Thoughts on Waving Goodbye Sometimes it is feelings that guide my life My heart knows a way that my mind and will do not... Feelings run deep but words come slow My heart touches what I cannot show A gratitude inside, will it grow? I waved goodbye to my wife Tears well up, I go on with life Returning to a world of strife So much there was I sought to gain Was it worth what it cost in pain? All the hurts I caused, could I explain? So I hastened out to do my thing Sure in this way I would find my wings (Yes, there was also doubt and fear I was always high or low, it does appear.) But growth and pain my path has brought In some ways I don't feel so caught I am learning things I might have known If I had read the lessons life had shown.