By: Gene Bedley

The logical future gets entangled in a peninsula
of turmoil and discontent;
the willed future builds an island of peace and harmony.

The logical future operates from past principles and perspectives;
the willed future is fueled by possibilities and passion.

The logical future protects your pension, perch, and position;
the willed future protects the person, progress, and principles.

The logical future makes me a product of my circumstances;
the willed future supersedes my circumstances.

The logical future makes excuses for poor performance;
the willed future sees mistakes as one of life’s greatest teachers.

The logical future expresses emotions from the pantry of our heads;
the willed future expresses emotions from the shelves of our heart.

The logical future writes certain people off;
the willed future invites diverse and unique perspectives.

The logical future becomes trapped in the storms of daily surprises;
the willed future anticipates and forecasts future events.

The logical future spends energy and emotions
exclusively on the present;
the willed future invests enormous time and energy on the future.

©1992 Gene Bedley
Gene Bedley Poems

"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."
~Helen Keller

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