The Light Must Shine On

It’s three weeks ‘til go-time,
‘Til a whole year has passed.
Could I get good at golf?
Was the question that I asked.

245 days of grinding,
That’s the journey so far.
So close, so damn close,
To that elusive even par.

73 happened once,
There were a zillion 74s.
But if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you ten times,
It ain’t all about the scores.

It’s about waking up every morning,
Driving over to my spot.
Getting loose and getting focused,
And then giving everything I’ve got.

For 5 hours, 6 hours,
And some days so much more.
Could I do something that no one,
Had ever done before?

Could I get past the discomfort?
And play through the pain?
How far could I take my body?
How far could I take my brain?

Turns out a long way,
Even further than I thought.
“Want to” takes you places,
That can never be taught.

It also turns out POTENTIAL,
Is a huge interest of mine.
How to help others get the most out of life,
And let their brightest light shine.

But I had to go first,
To know what it entailed.
How it felt if I succeeded,
How it felt if I failed.

But the thing about this journey,
If it had just one goal.
‘Twas THE PURSUIT of something great,
That burned deep in my soul.

Not about succeeding or failing,
Just me versus me.
About trying, really trying,
To be all that I could be.

And one year is just a number,
And so is even par.
It takes time to build a foundation,
And even more to raise the bar.

So what’s the point, what’s next?
That’s very hard to define.
All I know is I’ve got a light burning,
That I badly want to shine.

So I’ll shine and I’ll shine,
And I hope you will too.
Because it’s needed, and more importantly,
It’s what we were put here to do.

Have a great week, and stay safe.-Benj

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2 thoughts on “The Light Must Shine On

  1. Another good one, Benj. Even if golf isn’t all or any of your followers’ absolute goals, you write about it the way it would or could be any person’s personal goal, big or small. That’s very, very good. Thank you for share.Stay well and safe with you family. Oh yeah, golf on… jan

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