Trying to do Good Things

Trying to do Good Things


Are you stupid or are you smart in your way of seeming out of the rain when you pour your own bucket on your head?


The other day it snowed.

It was actually three months ago.


It didn’t matter because there were no mountains and snow is meaningless

To a skier who is out of bounds.


I can’t go downhill when there is no hill.

Although my life seems pointed in the direction of failure.


I want to thank you for being me when I could have been a less interesting human being.

I could have been the President.


I could have been lost in the details of other people’s lives instead of hugging myself

Like a borrowed teddy bear when I was a little boy.


I could have wasted my introspection,

Chasing after votes,

Huffing for election,

Trying to do good things that mattered when everything fell into disaster

Like Obama trying to be Gandhi.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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