I sit in solitude
My mind roaming in a world
That is here, but is not
It’s close to us
But it can be far
Silence brings me there
Reflection guides me there
Inspiration is found there
Serenity resides there
It’s like roaming in a rarified atmosphere
Listening to the voices within
It’s like opening a gateway
To a different world
A magical world
A mystical world
And these wonderings are so liberating
That they call me back each day
Lest my day not be spent
Even if it’s momentarily
In that world of mystery
September 25th, 2013
The insistent self!
Me, myself and I!
What suits me!
What benefits me!
Me me me!
My my my!
My fame and fortune!
That’s all good and that’s all well!
But it doesn’t lead to lasting happiness!
Let’s look at the times I’ve been happy
Let’ examine them, let’s see!
Isn’t it when I’ve helped someone else?
Made someone else’s day?
Showed someone else the way?
Isn’t it when I do for others
What I hope others would do for me?
Isn’t it when I treat others
With kindness and generosity?
Why is that?
Because that’s what I’m meant to do!
Who I’m meant to be!
How I’m meant to live!
Sadness comes when I think of myself
My problems, my challenges
Sadness comes when I don’t get my way
The insistent ‘I’ needs to be tamed!
Needs to be controlled!
Needs to be transformed!
‘I’ needs to be replaced with ‘we’
Therein lies felicity
This is the road I choose for me!
September 16th, 2013
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Some people radiate positive energy
I’m happy when they are around
The warmth of their spirit can be felt
They shine like a brilliant light
There is a twinkle in their eyes
A spring in their step
There is a warmth in their touch
Which makes my heart melt
There is a sweetness in their voice
That can’t really be described
There is a tenderness in their heart
That can make me cry
These are angles that walk on earth
These are the souls that touch my heart
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I don’t wanna!
You can’t make me!
I’ll do it my way!
What is that?
Is that rebelliousness?
Is it being strong willed or hard-headed?
Is it being unreasonable
For no good reason?
Whatever it is
It’s a part of me
It’s been that way
And it will be
It can be seen as
Not a follower
But a trendsetter
It can be problematic too
Following directions is what is needed
But that’s so boring
Much better to be different and stand out!
There is however the risk of
Been there, done that
I still tend not to follow some rules
Don’t like to be told what to do
Don’t want to be like everyone else
And that will sometimes mean
Learning from my mistakes!
I value independence of thought
Trying the way that has not be tried
Doing things that haven’t been done
Going somewhere I’m not sure of
I will follow most rules most times
But not all of them, all the time!
September 14th, 2013
Another fall, another season, another day
Another rendezvous at my place of calm
A rendezvous with myself and my thoughts!
This is what brings balance into my life
This is what nourishes my soul
This is what cheers my heart!
My daily rendezvous
To go only where quiet can take me
Where silence is the guide
Where words appear
Seemingly out of nowhere
Where I feel refreshed
After saying my piece
To who I’m not sure of
But what I am sure of
Is that this rendezvous is now necessary
It centers me
It relaxes me
And I’m even content not to know why!
September 12th, 2013
You wonder why I laugh out loud
Why when I laugh, it’s from the depth of my heart
You wonder if I’m ever sad
You wonder of I ever feel down
I want you to know that I’ve also cried
Sometimes days on end and month after month
Sometimes I’ve cried so much
There were no more tears to cry
I want you to know that I’ve been down
Not once, not twice, but many times
I want you to know I’ve been on the edge of the abyss
Where I stood and wondered why I should not jump
I want you to know that I’ve known sadness, frustration, confusion and more
I laugh now because I know life can be tough
Challenges can assail us from every side
Surprises, pleasant and unpleasant are part of life
I laugh now because I have cried
And persevered long enough
To see the clouds part and the sun shine!
September 6th, 2013
Where do hairpins go?
They seem to disappear into a void!
I think there is a secret place in the house
Where all the things that are seemingly lost
Get together and hang out!
The place is of course unknown to you and me
But it has to exist surely!
Things don’t just disintegrate
At least that’s what science says
So, this secret hideout of all things lost
Must be somewhere in the house!
The left earring you lost
The quarter you thought you had
The USB key you can’t find
The numerous socks that leave their partners
Making us wonder what to do
With the one that got left behind
They’re all hiding in this secret place
Grinning form ear to ear
Enjoying the fact that they have made us frustrated
One more time!
Sept. 5th, 2013