Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Casualties of Distraction

“Whatever you do, do with all your might,
“Things done by half are never done right”
Is a good motto ‘til schedules take flight.

My life, a casualty of my distraction.

Half-done projects are by the bed,
Books on the shelf are but half-read,
And too many sentences only half-said.

These, the casualties of my distraction.

Movies, both funny and sad;
Family visits that need to be had;
Daily interruptions both good and bad.

All make casualties, these distractions.

I need to do this, I want to do that;
Still writing awaits revision, stilted and flat.
So many balls in the air—which one to bat?

Choosing the casualties of my distraction.

O Lord my God, I want to do what is right
And fulfill the work You gave with all my might.
Grant me discernment, flexibility, foresight.

And resurrect the casualties of my distraction.

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