I want to do the great big things
that startle and amaze,
that turn the world upon its ear-
cause all to gape and gaze.
I want to do the major works
that echo throughout time,
that beat a tempo of their own
within the banal rhyme.
I don’t want repetitious things
that never seem to end;
The road that travels straight and long
with never any bend.
I begged my god for broader scope
upon which I could dwell.
He said “just take this little thing
and learn to do it well.”
I yearned to be the big event-
the grand-finale close-
He filled my life with day-to-day
and told me “I’m in those.”
“You ask to be a bigger part
but you don’t see my view.
If you would truly know my heart–
The little things are huge.”