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Yesterday

I have an element

I am not currently in it

It is somewhere I have been

It is somewhere I aspire to be again

Meanwhile, I will be where I am

and soak it up because I can

Resta Qui

Preparing for a plot to hatch

What would be the mood to match?

Who would find the point to catch?

Remember, to remember

 don’t get too far ahead

don’t catch up to the future

stay right here instead

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Kicks

 I’m consistently trying to figure things out

I wonder and wander through pages of doubt

After resolving an issue or two

Seventeen others arise into view

It’s exasperating and challenging and stupid and fun

with all sorts of emotions rolled into one

Mostly, I’m grateful for how things unfold

It could all wind up tragic

if truth would be told

Surely that’s life

It goes up

It goes down

My goal is to greet it with less of a frown

We are all kinds of brave as we face-off each trial

and our arms are wide open as life kicks us a smile

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Back to Peace

Wake up happy

Wake up sad

Think of all the good we had

Why spend so much time feeling bad?

Sometimes sad just seems to find me

Grabs me up and takes me down

Shakes me up and lets me frown

In random moments I remember

to bring my thoughts away from me

Do something fun or complicated

Let time pass with concentration

and trust I will get back to peace

 

A Mention

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It is very good to be feeling good right this minute

I suddenly noticed today

— and what a find —

that nothing hurts

in body or mind 

— and how often does that happen?

and

I suddenly realized

I’d better give a thought

to the lovely and sublime

that surround us

all the time

Even though the crass and cruel

scream for our attention

seems like the wonderful stuff

deserves at least a mention

 

 

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A Bit of a Thought

 Feeling disgruntled from time to time

…….and I don’t realize just what gives.

Feeling gruntled seems better, by wide and by far;

but I’m not really sure what that is.

Obviously,  I had to research the meaning;

and it’s ” humorous, pleased, satisfied, and

contented”

So to wish to be gruntled is in no way

demented

Never heard that word said;  not one time; never said it;

But I will; very soon, and I shall not regret it

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Let It Be

Let good news

            be good news

Let that be my style

Let some things be okay

at least for awhile

Getting all twisted

and messed up forever

can wait until Tuesday

or Thursday              

         or never

Sweet Basil on a Very Hot Day

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It’s over 90 degrees

in the sun and the shade

It’s way too hot

but I’ve got it made

Attitude is improving

as my spirits revive and

soak up sensations of

being alive

All things will pass

for bad or for good

I want to remember

(You’d think that I would)

to embrace all the fine stuff

and weather the rough

This is my time

and this is my place;

may I engage with some gusto

and a smidgen of grace

 

 

 

Another Day

I let my guard down

The rug gets pulled

It’s my own damn fault

Is what I’m told

I’m the one

who makes it bad

by reacting to words

and tones and gaffes

as if they all have specific meanings

and definitions and leanings

and aren’t just random

sites and sounds

Let it be for awhile

this is what I’ve found

given time and space

I’ll come around

and then

forget all about it

’til it catches me

again

while I’m looking the other way

later on,

another day

 

 

7-7-16 Midnight — Crossing Over to 7-8-16

Grinding, crunching

Jaws are clenched

Why this tenseness

Why this stress

While I’m sleeping,

teeth are gnashing

Why not stop

and start relaxing?

Flossing and brushing and taking good care

I value my teeth and do my share

What a trick – this sneak attack

 A modicum of control is all I ask!

I like to plan and seek and know

I line my ducks all in a row

Always think I must be cautious

But can’t be vigilant while unconscious

So at night things get quite raucous

Meditation, more action, less caffeine?

Will that turn night fright to a dream?

How to monitor if it’s so?

(An accountant’s need to balance and know)

Seeking a cure that’s iron clad

and biting into bite splints just makes me mad

Let it happen

if it must

Grind my teeth

right into dust