Step Back

My time has come to be in charge
Even if we’re still at large.
Don’t discount my contribution
I can hold some amunition.
Can you accept my help?
In making it through the thickest kelp.
No I will never give up.
Eve will come and if not done, I will not sup.
 

Sometimes the medicine we need to give, need to take is letting someone else be in charge while we take time to listen and follow.

Everyone needs practice in not being the leader, but picking one who is up to the task.

Inspired by the Monday prompt from Light and Shade Challenge.

When I was sick, you gave me bitter pills;
And I must minister the like to you.

– Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare

Flotsam and Jetsam

While it is true that better times have been had
Keep in mind there’s no need to be mad
Because change is something that ever will spin
Making it hard sometimes to win.
 
Life is supposed to be hard that’s kind of the point.
To make you stretch and pull at your joints
Because there is more to be had than just gliding through
But, as is always the case, it is strictly up to you.
 
Times will be rough and times will be smooth
Above all the flotsam and jetsam this is the truth.
 
True is it that we have seen better days. –As You Like It, Shakespeare
 

This little poem is brought to you by the Friday prompt from Light and Shade Challenge.

 

Friends To Lose

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
— William Shakespeare

What happens to the people left behind by those who have greatness in them? When you are great and you have no need for the people who were with you before, what happens to them?

She hadn’t meant to leave them so far behind, it had just happened the further and further up the hierarchy she got. She hadn’t used them as stepping stones, after all, they were practically family to her. They just weren’t with her most of the time anymore.

Maybe it would have been easier if she hadn’t had any friends in the first place to lose…