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Getting On (again)
'Opportunity' - written: Loot, read: Ansell
'Opportunity' As you walk out the door don’t look behind you. That is the past, look ahead, see all that is new. As you shut the door, don’t feel disappointment. Feel optimism at the opportunity you’ve been sent. Please don’t feel loss and don’t feel displaced. It was home for a while, the experience was great. But the time has come to think of what you want. Ignore what they need, don’t let uncertainty taunt. As we move on, we should live and we should learn. The bridges we have created will never be burned. And the people we knew, we will always know. Now shut the door firmly, don’t look back, just go. (Written: Loot, read: Ansell, 2016)
'Ambition' - written: Humphrey, read: Ansell
'Ambition' It’s a new dawn and I want to get off, this train; rides a collision course with my state of mind, Each field passed, A Bunyan tale, Driven by indecision. Responsibilities dictate my movements, My desire to escape lessened by my desire to succeed, Displaced, misplaced devotion, to my disabler. I envy the animals; Leaving fragments of my soul with each I see, And long to be in a wilder world, Where aims, Though consequences more severe; Are clear. I want trees as my boundaries, tall and steady, Not unrecorded words; at best remembered, At worst denied; Defining my success. I want rivers as my motion, Not this sickness felt, On ever shifting sands. I crave predators and prey, Not colleagues whose turncoat minds, Leave mine anxious; Waiting for criticism feigned as praise, And stifled innovation; Making me, Less me, Each day. One day, I will leave this train, And take my bags, And bury them; Alongside my lost ambition. (Written: Humphrey, read: Ansell, 2015)