Peace of Mind

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

Reason Circles Me

There’s reasoning that wants to go nowhere.
It circles back to check if I am weak
To tempt me with its nonsense, if I dare,
And if I don’t suggest that I’m too meek
Or impotent to take what it would seek.
I walk and hope each step leads to the goal.
I like those geese, obedient and whole.
I like the trees who don’t have much to say.
I like contentedness without control
Unlike this devil circling me astray.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I am hosting and we are continuing with the poetic form, the dizain. This is a poem with 10 lines, 10 syllables per line and a rhyme pattern: ABABBCCDCD. Come join us!



It comes with walking: one step follows one.
How we obtained this now I do not know
Since any step we might have left undone
And we arrived by moving all too slow
Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go.
There’s someone guiding us about this maze -
The unexpected door, this path, that haze
That frightened us then brought refreshed relief.
The bright sun humbles darkness starting days
As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.

Yellow in the Sun