Kim E Lumbard in superman pose with logo on chest

The Essential Kim

 

Embossed IF title on book

This poem has great personal significance to me.

I first read it as a child and adopted it as an instruction manual on how to live life. It provided much needed guidance on avoiding common pitfalls.

It was featured in a comic book story about self esteem called The Unforgiving Minute. I read that at a fortuitous time as a teenager when I was struggling with similar issues.

Since then, it has helped reinvigorate me on many occasions, from trivially making the best of waiting in line to seriously saving people's lives.