A Poem by Cherie Ward © 2014
(A Future University Professor)
Inspired by Guest Speaker
Dr. Robert Louis Shepard
Fulfilling My Destiny, Step By Step
He began from a point of origin
Through the rearview mirror he spoke,
Dr. Robert Louis Shepard unveiled the package
And God removed the cloak---
That enlightened students and faculty
That every step should be taken with care,
This was a Preparing Future Faculty event
That invited all to share---
Their journeys and their desires
To continue to swim upstream,
To follow our destinies step by step
And never give up on our dreams.
For God will never forsake you
And yes he’s got your back,
Life can present many challenges
Just know he’ll pick up the slack.
One must be forthright and diligent
To hone their skill and keep up to date,
Not to invest in our spirit
Can be one’s greatest mistake---
But if you grasp and hold onto the worth
Of what God has invested in you,
Value is not quantified by money
But qualified by what you do.
“Know your work well,” a Shepard motto
for individual and collective success,
Working for others is okay
But entrepreneurship is best.
Individuals should recognize that if you give all
ALL is what you get,
Put God first in any endeavor
And you can fulfill your destiny, step by step.
Mentoring impacts on many levels and in a variety of ways.