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Jump


I believe I left my jump rope
in your gym bagJump Ropea

I still enjoy the quick bursts
of energy it provides

The rhythmic movements.
So tiring. So invigorating

Please share it with me
when you arrive.

(c) Dr. Phil Bryant, 2017

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My ’96 and I


 

close enough

My ’96 and I

 

We’re doin’ OK,

In our outdated way.

Reliable, dependable,

Slow to start the day.

 

Both a bit loud,

But not too obnoxious.

Enjoy a good run,

But now we’re more cautious.

 

As we play old cassettes,

And eye other ‘vettes,

We’re doin’ OK,

In our outdated way.

 

(c) 2015, Dr. Phil Bryant

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Giants


Giants.
Why stand on
the shoulders of
Giants?
Be the Giants;
or slay the
Giants.

© 2014, Dr. Phil Bryant, SPHR

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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Resolved


Resolute in what must occur. 
Resolved, unshaken and sure. 
The importance of the matter at hand.
Unwavering, I now take my stand.

Through yon’ door lie tasks of import.
All things hinge beyond that port.
Taken my stand, I start my stride.
For from this fate, I’d never hide.

Upon this portal’s edge I tread.
Such vital tasks that lie ahead.
And now I’ve crossed said portal’s line…

… Why I’ve come has slipped my mind.

© 2014, Dr. Phil Bryant, SPHR

Dr. Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbus State University and co-author of Managing Employee Turnover.

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The Crux


The current crux
so (in)conveniently thrust
upon us
this Christmas season:

Will we follow the Jesus
who conveniently brings us
a reindeer, a jolly old elf,
and one on a shelf,

Or the Jesus
who boldly called out sinners,
and loved them every day
beyond His dying day?

© 2013, Dr. Phil Bryant

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Best Wishes


Best wishes –
Good thoughts –
Good vibes –
Hearts that go out…
Sincere as the intent may be,
These have no power
To even leave the room.

Prayers –
To God –
The Father –
In His Son’s name…
Feeble, though they may be,
These have the power
To even shake the world.

© Dr. Phil Bryant, 2013

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The Two Zoots


Said Old Man Zad to his brother Hasham
“My Zoot is faster than yours, old man.”

“I bet not! Your full of Kerpile!”
Said Hasham without a smile.

The Zoots turned, one toward the other
And in unison they karumphed, “oh, brother.”

Go little Zoots! Dance with your kin!
The first who Lapunks is the one to win!

Zin, zan, Zo!
They’re off. Look at them go!

The Zoots danced, faster and faster
Trying to Lapunk and please their master.

Hasham’s Zoot dipped down, but only Lashank.
Zad laughed so hard he pulled a hurank.

Zad’s Zoot tried hard to pull a moprok
But then he fell, resulting in vok.

In the midst of the chaos came a third Zoot,
And Lapunked perfectly in only one boot.

Hasham was confused,
And Zad was lazoode.

The two old Vleezers, Zad and Hasham,
Thus traded their Zoots for a couple of Vlam.

Joe & Phil

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