No excuses for these simple poems about making excuses

Much happiness
Is buried
Under excuses.

We use excuses to avoid light
When we don’t
Want seen
What our darkness hides.

Our alibis
Are frequently

When your excuses
Are gone
The truth
Comes along.

An excuse
Is a fancy way
To say:
“I give up.”

If you make the time
To do what you said
You won’t need
To make excuses.

When you
Feel like
You need
An excuse,
You actually
Need to

Making excuses
In no way looses
You from responsibility.

Excuses are spoken.
Results are demonstrated.

Finding solutions
For your problems
Is better than
Making excuses for them.

Perhaps the best excuse is:
“I’ve been too focused
On improvement
To make excuses.”

Need an excuse
For happiness?
Experience a color copy of
Elephants INspiring The Room.

Our excuses
Are what seduces
Us to believe
That we're good 
And reduces
Our willingness
To repent.

Subtract the excuses
That are preventing you
From adding more happiness
And success to your life.

Too often an excuse
Is a compromise
With your conscience
That your conscience
Isn't a party to.
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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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