Stillness, and I wait
Suddenly I go bursting forth into some opening and I shout and scream and flag my arms!
“Bulla bulla boo!”
Until I collapse, exhausted and excited.
Slowly I regain composure.
Stillness, and I wait.
I can do this again and again – my energy will ultimately replenish itself.
I know that I will be ready.
Suffering Love Laughing At Myself is the first poetry book of Adam Fletcher Sasse and is available at

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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