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April Spice

The spice of life…..

can be risky

and complicated

and even scary

    …and sublime

and hopeful

and stimulating

and even worth it

  … most of the thyme!

 

 

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It Occurs to Me….

It occurs to me

That I need not be

Accountable on any date

For every possible twist of fate

Responsibility has its place

And doggedly persevering

can win the race

But….

Advice to me was recently given

That there’s a time in space

For being driven

And…

This is something good to know:

There is also a time to

LET. IT. GO.

Before Christmas….MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Simple breakfast….a nutritious beginning!

Remember

Remember

when I used to get overwrought?

absorbing every tense vibration

grasping at every random thought

losing powers of concentration

overlooking my own ability

as  fear would send its jolt

startling me into fragility 

launching an inside revolt

______________________________

It seems like it was only yesterday

Oh, wait, it was earlier today.

but it’s all different now

in this moment of calm

I will need to remember this somehow

whenever things go wrong

I will call it to me

with a whisper or a shout

and with any kind of providence

minimize the doubt

 

May One

It’s the morning after

Will it let us down?

What becomes the focus

after April’s gone?

We might find the laughter

It would do us good

We might work and give way

if we understood

 

BE ASSURED

BE ASSURED

THAT ASSURANCE

IS NEVER ASSURED

ABSOLUTELY ABSOLUTE

HAS SELDOM OCCURRED

ODDS ON AND EXPECTED

CAN BE REASONABLE BETS

MOST LIKELY AND PROBABLE

ARE THE BEST WE CAN GET

IS THIS SUDDENLY GOOD ENOUGH?

IS HOPE GRADUALLY FOUND?

CAN I  JUMP OFF OF THIS MERRY-GO-ROUND?

 

 

 

Nothing

Nothing

Not a word

Not a sentence

Not a sound

Everything

is silent

as my ears look all around

Now a bird is chirping

in its lovely sing-song way

and I think right now I’m ready

to begin this present day

 

A Work in Progress

“Replace negative thinking with what could go right”

“Start being positive; step into the light”

Good advice; I’ve experienced the joy it can bring

Remembering and internalizing is a whole different thing

I appreciate the hell out of my wonderful life

but my tendency still is to anticipate strife

My blood pressure reading came out as it should

I can relax; it is fine; it is low; it is good

Shall I be feeling relaxed and secure?

Nah, the  blood pressure thingy is broken for sure

But if it reads high as it sometimes will do

Can’t question that, must believe it is true

I don’t doubt the bad news

I accept through and through

But still it’s a comfort to know how I think

Might be neurotic but not over the brink

Awareness is key

and I know what I’ve got

a work is in progress

I still have a shot

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Aside

For an evening and a night and a full-blown day My right leg hurt  in a whole new way When I would bend it at the knee Ohmygod, what can that be? I could walk and I could stand someone … Continue reading

Break Away

This song by Poco keeps running through my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QON3cHRo5vw

“Tonight I’m gonna break away.  Just you wait and see.  I’ll never be imprisoned by a faded memory.”

Poetic and mellow.

Crowded with memories

Alone with my thoughts

Let me not be reckless

With this ephemeral day

I forget to remember

that I can break away

from regrets and ruminations

just you wait and see

Today I’m gonna break away

Won’t you break with me?