Thursday, February 12, 2015

exults into awe

I offer tears

how can tears not come to the eyes
when reality before you exults into awe?
I almost get how amazing each young person before me is
in their release of the power of the self within,
others can be more controlled and limited
in their outward response to what can leave me undone,

I watch a musical
and my middle schoolers live it fully on stage,
so much so, and so well,
that they and audience are transfixed into wonder,
we offer applause, even stand in that offering,
yet some of us offer even more in our response,

tears shake us as we see and appreciate
how the ordinary transcends into extraordinary. 

by Henry H. Walker
February 6, ’15

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