Exceptionists

26 Feb

“There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.” ~Paul Eldridge

Exceptionists

There is a type of person that
I call “exceptionist”
They often miss the point and let
Their fear and doubt persist

Whenever there’s a message that
Inspires and empowers
Exceptionists have one example
That makes them all cower

That one exception which holds back
Which whispers “It won’t work”
When you encounter these doubters
Don’t let your feelings lurk

Be sure to remind them that there
Will always be exceptions
But it’s important not to let
Them control your perceptions

Exceptionists are driven by
A goal that can’t be reached:
“Perfection,” which does not exist
It’s something only preached

They miss the message, can’t infer
Get stuck on one example
To them, it’s not the big picture
That’s key, it’s the small sample

By their thinking, there would be no
More Christians here on Earth
They’d have to quit because the few
Who lived life not with mirth

Millions would be called to leave
Their faith because the few
Who murdered, beat up, molested
And turned the faith askew

We’d all need to stop working out
For fear of injury
“I will not jog because I heard
Some guy blew out his knee”

And I have heard so many of
Their kind defend their smoking:
“I knew a guy who didn’t smoke
And still he wound up croaking”

Small-minded are these people
They can’t seem to infer
They always seem to gravitate
On points that will deter

They do not seem to get much done
‘Cause there’s always excuse
Something that will threaten their
Comfort and cause abuse

The warrior sees exceptions
As nothing more than fear
Warnings from the cowardly
Who can’t get ass in gear

They focus on the many who
Have faced a challenge and
Not allowed exceptions to
Scare them, but took a stand

Rose up, conquered, grew in strength
And said “Bring on the next”
All the while, exceptionist
Sits, watches and objects

                                    ~Miro

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13 Responses to “Exceptionists”

  1. Cat Forsley February 26, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    LOVE IT ————
    !!!!!! BRILLIANT POINTS MADE HERE ——-
    WHAT WAS AMPLIFIED FOR ME = RESONATED – 🙂
    IS DO YOUR BEST WITH WHAT YOU GOT – WHICH IS MIRACULOUS ALL IN ITSELF .
    MY FAVOURITE SO FAR MIRO ——
    NO EXCUSES 🙂
    KEEP ON KEEPING ON 🙂
    🙂 CAT

  2. ♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡ February 26, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    brilliant….. great post luv reading it, well done Miro…..:)

    Zahir 🙂

  3. Carrie February 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Good one! Very true!

  4. dontchawannadream February 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    These are my favorite lines:
    “They do not seem to get much done
    ‘Cause there’s always excuse
    Something that will threaten their
    Comfort and cause abuse”
    =BRILLIANT, Miro. Bravo.

  5. ansuyo February 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Wow!

  6. Deb February 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Excellent Miro!
    xo

  7. Miro February 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Thank you everyone for your beautiful sentiments. Glad to hear it was inspiring and/or thought provoking. 🙂
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

  8. willofheart February 27, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    brilliant piece Miro, so true…

  9. Savira February 27, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    I encountered a person like this during one of my teaching course! It was interesting to watch their journey… Great Post again!

  10. Julie Catherine February 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Really enjoyed this one, Miro – I think we all know at least one ‘exceptionist’; they can be very frustrating to communicate with, lol. Personally, I like your motto much better! Well written. ~ Julie 🙂

  11. Christy February 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    Excuses, ah yes many people rely on excuses to help get them through the day! Honest words here Miro.

  12. granbee February 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Challenges excite the tru warrior, bringing out his/her best skills! Challenges, even imagined, keep the exceptionist sitting on the bench forever!

  13. Nandini February 29, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Great! I feel inspired too, so I will write:
    “Let us open our narrow minds,
    let the reasoning pull the blinds,
    let the rules of the past just guide us,
    and not make us blind and illogical..”

    I remember reading something related to this said by Swami Vivekananda. He was such an inspiring person.
    🙂
    Thanks for this great poem, Miro.

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