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Efficiency is Overrated

Poetry From Home




Writing poetry is part of my soul’s practice of coming home. May these verses help light your way as you journey home to yourself.

Efficiency is overrated

The cheapest option
The quickest way
Sweet music to the ears
Of those who seek efficiency.

I was a subscriber
Holding efficiency up high
No doubts or alternatives
The way forward was clear.

My mind boggled with schedules
Detailed plans and critical paths
Little room for rest or fun
Only moving forward.

But now I see the joy of the journey
Was taken right away
The striving, pushing and juggling
Left me craving rest and deep meaning.

What happened to the soul-filling gifts
Of smelling the sweet roses
Taking our precious time
And savoring every step of the way?

I now know there’s a place for everything
And inefficiency has its place
So don’t forget my dear
Not everything is a race.