Choosing My Life’s Passion

Choosing my life’s passion
is a top priority:
Shall I climb a mountain?
Shall I climb a tree?

Shall I write a poem?
Shall I write a song?
Practice my profession
or play piano all day long?

Shall I preach the gospel
and lead people to the Lord?
or become a judge
and hear cases till I’m bored!

This is paralyzing,
having to decide.
Why not just surrender
to the current or the tide?

Copyright 2020 Dennis M. Cortes

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Passion for Work

Whether well paid or not, the chief satisfactions are those that involve reaching out to others, trying to make things better… Those who develop a passion for their work gain pleasure from it, and are rewarded with satisfactions that can’t be taken away.

– Derrick Bell, Ethical Ambition, p. 25