poems

Bob Tschannen-Moran, the President of LifeTrek Coaching International, enjoys writing poems as part of his creative expression and personal evolution. We hope you enjoy them too!

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LifeTrek Poem Deep

Deep by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2004 Still waters run deep, or so they say But how would I know? Constantly in motion Multitasking Distracted by annoyances Too busy and tired To notice, let alone to appreciate The alleged mysteries Of the deep Oh, to go where the bottom-feeders go Down where the light is low […]

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LifeTrek Poem Change

Change by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2006 The gnawing preoccupation That something might be wrong That something has gone wrong That something will go wrong Does not inspire great change Do this, or die Lose this, or die Gain this, or die Achieve this, or die Measure up to this, or die The ultimatums of what […]

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LifeTrek Poem The Well of Well Being

The Well of Well being by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2007 Well, being as how well being eludes so many of us well beings, it would serve us well to go to the well of well being. To the well of well being in our soul. Where body, mind, and spirit Drink From the deep well […]

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LifeTrek Poem Connection

Connection by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2008 “The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.”* Yet the reasons of the heart Clamor For imaginative attention. Through imagination, that uniquely human capacity, We connect with Ourselves In ways otherwise unknown. We observe the body politic, churning and yearning, To be at peace Always Speaking the truth in […]

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LifeTrek Poem Inauguration

This poem was written to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. After witnessing our divided and dividing ways, his inauguration stood out as an integral testimony of hope. Inauguration by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2009 What is this thing we do? Each one standing in a […]

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LifeTrek Poem Seeing You

This poem was written after seeing the movie Avatar. It speaks to the value of connection and deep appreciation for all of life. I hope you enjoy reading it as much I enjoyed writing it. Seeing You by Bob Tschannen-Moran • 2010 When I see you And you see me We all see better Together […]

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LifeTrek Poem Family Ties

One of the gatherings we participated in over the holidays included our longtime friend and colleague, Erika Jackson. Her large, extended family has become a source of joy and happiness in our own lives. At the end of 2010, one of Erika’s uncles, Van, was celebrating his 60th birthday. As a person with Down Syndrome, […]

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LifeTrek Poem Unbidden

Coaches are in the business of that most bidden of enterprises, setting and reaching goals. Yet we have learned to be on the lookout for unbidden things. Where do goals come from? Why do we bother with them at all? It is from the deep reservoir and churning energy of unbidden things that the bidden […]

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LifeTrek Poem Seized by Life

On August 30, 2012 I suffered a seizure that sent me down a flight of stairs and began a new chapter in my life. For the rest of the year I dealt with multiple seizures and the recovery process, which included three weeks in a medically-induced coma and serious medication to stop the seizures. Many […]