What can I control?
The sun? The air? Can I ensure that tomorrow comes?
Can I stop death? or the sad lives of unwanted children?
Can I control pain? or guarantee happiness?
I can give my family a safe place to sleep tonight.
Whom can I trust?
My 4th grade teacher, Steve Jobs, Oral Roberts or President Obama?
A newspaper rack or TMZ? The wisdom of crowds? Manufactured celebrities?
Any girl who has whispered in my ear?
I will trust those who truly love me.
What should I believe?
In a God benevolent and omnipresent? Worlds beyond science?
In a liberal or conservative political vision? In words from men cleverer than me?
In a hopeful view of humanity? In pragmatism? In fatalism?
In life? In Death?
I will err on the side of hope.