I pour a cup
I pour for another
To pour energy into anything
is to share the very self
in some form
As I pour self
am I used up?
what the cup held
yet at the source
more is brewing.
To source remaining connected
fully used up I cannot be
never really empty
again I’m filled.
It’s time to pour
In time of virulent insecurity, a swarm devours thought;
the hum drowns out voice.
Deaf to the distraction, you focus where you ought,
guiding me to a new choice.
Trusting what is best for one is best for all,
from failure you refuse to protect.
Your courage fortifies accountability to stand tall;
I now succeed in what I select.
Energized by learning, and driven by a need to share,
you helped me clearly see what is good indeed.
Now I offer in the whole this extension of care,
and lead others to listen inside for what they need.
Leadership Poem 3 – From Doug’s Story and my own experience of a good leader