You take the good with the bad
beauty with the ugly
the truth with the lies
the hope with the despair
the young with the old
the living with the dead.
Yet, you take the thin and not the fat
you take the surface and subtract its depth
you grasp the passion and let go of reason
you embrace the now and schedule time with the later
you run to popularity and walk into obscurity
you dress for comfort instead of the occasion.
If we could see our shadows,
we would see the image of GOD.
If we could live in our shadows
we would see that we are sticks,
and not stones.