The Playground – a Systemic Wisdom Poem

In this special in-residence project does artist Ines Camino translate the systemic wisdoms of systemic coach Oscar Westra van Holthe into visuals and poems that speak to your heart.

The playground

You are on a playground,
Seesaws, ropes and joy abound.

Are you ready to play?
Are you willing to go up?
To go down?
For the playground to function
Both must wear the crown.

What do you gain?
Can you still see yourself?
Or are you starting to drain?

If you pull harder, the other can fall.
In the playground, both must catch the ball.
For the cost of not doing so,
Is not a game at all.

Hold the other’s hand,
Accept and understand.
For change cannot happen
If that’s what you demand.

There are lines to bear in mind.
If you cross them,
What you seek you may not find.

– Inés Camino –

Inés Camino
Contributing artist

Oscar Westra van Holthe
Team Coach Zuidas

Does this poem speak to your heart? And would you like to learn more about yourself? Then get in touch with Oscar. With him you can realize breakthroughs both at home and at the workplace.