Treasure Island

Timothy Branch

(Petersburg, Virginia)

Admiration


Tangible qualities, characteristics, traits, and charac both tangible and credible observed and believed.
Noteworthy qualities to me that I am prompted to aspire to obtain them.
The good that I see is worthy of having to me.
So simplistic they look on you that I believe that I can have them too.
If I could just get close enough to you, I’d attempt to see how I measure up now.
I’d measure by our shoulders, raise my head, stand up straight with my shoulders pinned back.
All of this I’d do just to see how I stack up against you.
Man when I get older I will be big like you.
To be like is my aim, as a child I did not strive to overtake you.
My aim was to be like you because I liked the things that I saw in you. see look how close I am now.
When does child-like admiration turn to envy and jealousy?
A youthful heart stands humble until unhealthy disappointments are experienced by arrogance.
Resist the personal injury that a prideful stance will do to you.
Safeguard your youthful heart against self-inflicted wound and maintain your joy.
Admiration of good is goodness admittedly absent in you.

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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