Earning a degree in Humility



Getting the best of me.

Working against my sanity, in concert with dissension dare I mention.

Enveloping, saturating, infiltrating taking no prisoners.

Efficient, exacting and targeted in extracting a price…


Is the tuition…

That I pay for the academia, the halls of learning…


the University of Life, the strife that I have endured has sometimes left me prostrate…

Crying for mercy…

Burdened 2

Cursing the studies that I’ve been burdened with.

I compel myself to grasp the material,

forging ahead; because

endurance is the segue…

To eventual triumph; undeterred and undenied.

For me victory is unequivocal.

Wielding… Striving for.

The prize, the goal, the culmination…

The end game… Before I exit stage left;

legacy will serve as my diploma, cap and gown.

Passing with flying colors; and realizing, that…


Wasn’t a burden, but my most valuable teacher.

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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Amateur Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.