Growing old gracefully

Sojourn Poetry

There are a few things I have learned
in my travels and as I have matured.

The more education and degrees I earned
the more I realized how little I really knew.

Lots of work experience in different fields
does not necessarily work in one’s favor.

There is value in growing up and staying in one community
for you shall know its history and people.

There is value in moving and migrating to other communities
for you shall experience a bigger world, its residents and culture.

What I have done is not as important as what I am doing,
and I am not as important as I think I am.

It is a very humble feeling to realize
humans are just a speck of sand in the grand scheme of the universe.

And yet, we each are a unique speck of sand
and we are all connected.

Brent