Peace of Mind

Skokie Lagoons
Ever mindful but of what and why?
Forever comes tomorrow. Hear the song?
I don't know all the lyrics but I'll try
To let it lead me home and sing along
And trust when I am weak that it stays strong.

There’s always something more that I could do.
There’s always some small dream to tarry through.
There’s always some old treasure I might find
In hidden memories. Were they all true
That mercy sang with kindness to my mind?

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the theme of mindfulness. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Skokie Lagoons

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

42 thoughts on “Peace of Mind”

  1. Frank the first stanza reminds me my daoist studies and following the path, which runs along a river. You might not always see the river, but you can hear it through the trees. About the second stanza, without grace and mercy things can get very grim. Your dizain is lovely and wise.

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  2. Literally a perfect dizain, with a clarion message and unobtrusive rhyme scheme. They would be crazy not to include this poem in the new dVerse upcoming forms book.

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  3. Beautiful sentiments, beautifully stated. If you could find one more syllable in your first line, this would be a perfect dizain (and I could short-list it for possible inclusion in the anthology, it’s that good).

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  4. What a beautiful poem, Frank. Your title is perfect–mindfulness is such a powerful method to bring peace to your mind. And, the last line, WOW. To me, it illustrates the grace of forgiveness that is kind to all of our thoughts, our dreams, and the other aspects of our human experience. Does this make sense?

    Thank you, Frank. Oh actually one more thing––here’s a quote from Rumi on grace. Made me think of you. 🙂 (Love the part of your poem where you said that lyrics lead you home when you feel weak.)

    “Give up to grace. The ocean takes care of each wave ’til it gets to shore.”


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