Little in Common

January 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm (Poems) (, , , , , , , )

What a small life
To trust only what we know
And disregard the other.

So many books
So many friendships
So many possibilities
Never explored.

Imagine if we
embraced difference
Shared spaces
Opened minds:

Imagine what we might learn
About ourselves.

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Today

January 11, 2019 at 11:12 pm (Poems) (, , )

Today has granted me some faith
The dark side will not thrive,
A fragile hope I dare to hold
That keeps my love alive.

So gentle was this day, despite
my fears that all was lost,
I found some kindness in the air
like clouds and fairy dust.

Old bitternesses found no place
to spoil my peace of mind,
they simply burst and spun away
to learn how to be kind.

Twenty three thousand breaths today
were all it took to build
A vessel made of loveliness
just waiting to be filled.

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New Year’s Prayer

January 1, 2019 at 1:36 pm (Poems) (, , , )

When we are old and inconvenient
please shelter us from abuse.
Grant our carers the patience
to listen with open hearts
and hear the anguish
of an aching body required to comply
with another’s misplaced will.

Let them know that speed
is not an accomplishment
that supersedes our dignity,
and remind them that
though our ears be deaf,
or eyes be blind,
we reach out for understanding
and hear their complaints
with our very souls.

When we are old and inconvenient,
please grant us patience
to deal with things carried out
in our ‘best interests’
and lend us a sense of humour
and a kindly nature, so we may bend with grace, and offer something in return.

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