According to the Body Mass Index chart, I am on the edge of normal. Well doesn’t that just say it all.
So close and yet…..still not quite there.
If I lose just one more pound, just one, I will ease right off the overweight box and right into normal. Ahhh.
I bet if there’s a chart for emotional well-being, I might be on the edge of normal on that one, too. Something good keeps me on this side of that dark line.
on the high side of normal
suits me just fine
as I work to be stronger
in body and mind
Some time in August
I should reach my prime
is the end of the rhyme
Posted in Joy, Life, Photograph, Photos, Poetry of sorts, RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT RIFFS, Riffs of Retirement
Tagged Health, Humor?, Photos, Poems, Poetry
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein
In isolation and uncertainty
In asymmetrical array
We walk together
While staying apart
With a smile and a hand to heart
The sun can keep a hope alive
A quiet hope that we all will thrive
Posted in Life, NaPoWriMo, One-Word Prompt, Photograph, Photos, Poetry of sorts, RETIREMENT RIFFS
Tagged Discover Prompts, Photos, Poems, Poetry, Thoughts, Writing Prompts
Is April still Poetry Month?
If so, I would like to begin to prepare
A poem that is presumably ready to share
But it turns out the fact of the matter is this
Right at the moment it does not exist
I ain’t got a poem
Posted in NaPoWriMo, Poems, Poetry of sorts, RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT RIFFS, Riffs of Retirement, Something Funny
Tagged Discover Prompts, funny?, Humor?, Poems, Poetry, Writing Prompts
Perhaps it would be okay to have a false sense of well-being
Whenever a true one is not available
Seems like that might work out okay
It would be almost like optimism, I’d say
Which is supposed to be good for the health
and for the general happiness of a being
Joy in the midst of days that mystify
Worth a try
Posted in Conglomeration, Depression or Anxiety or What?, Poems, Poetry of sorts, RETIREMENT RIFFS, Ruminating, Thought, thoughts, wondering and pondering
Tagged Huh?, Poems, Poetry Maybe, Ruminations
Without M & M’s
My day can change completely
after eating M & M’s
or drinking too much coffee
No more can I pretend
that I can live in random ways
carelessly tripping through my days
I find that joy arises now
when I remember when and how
to nourish both my heart and soul
My mind grows calm and let’s me know
life has arrived and settled in
Let the best of time begin
From the sublime to the ridiculous:
May we absorb wisdom and grace and act with compassion and intelligence. May we be okay today and notice the good stuff with relish (no tomato)!
I’m heading for the library. Having a good time! Wish you were here! Yes, it’s true—I live life on the edge — well anyway I live nearby the edge. Sometimes. 📚
I will be traveling by car. 🚗.
Query: If I go to the library, and it’s not on Facebook, did I really go?
What am I thinking?
Am I thinking at all?
Why am I not writing?
Not hearing the call
It can’t possibly matter
if I write
or I don’t
No one will protest
if I will
or I won’t
….but I will…