28 July 2010

be present in your life

a gentle reminder to self

Yesterday
construct of mind
echoes into morning
sans concrete existence

Today
precious gift
holy moment
birds fly by
Earth and moon circle sun

Tomorrow
promise parade
mucks up
clarity

Honor memory
create coherence
be present
set free agendas
live each now

practice kindness
a child laughs

be the change
you want
to see in the world


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Thank you to Mary at We Write Poems for the prompt. The prompt challenged me, and I went beyond the three suggested stanzas. The italics at the end are Ghandi's words.

12 comments:

flaubert said...

Brenda I love the message here
Lovely!
Pamela

Derrick said...

What better way than to be present in the present?

jinksy said...

I'd be tempted to leave the first three stanzas as a one whole,(they work so well), then separate the rest into a second offering?

brenda w said...

Glad you like it Pamela. Thanks.

Derrick, Right you are.

Jinksy--Maybe that's it. That is how it started...it just seemed so sparse. So I added the rest and the title. Thanks for your thoughts.

What do the rest of you think? ~Brenda

ρομπερτ said...

Surely worth to be printed and kept throughout time. Impressed ! Please have a great Thursday.

daily athens

Mary said...

Brenda, just beautiful and also throught-provoking. I love the idea of being the change you want to see in the world.

Linda said...

Yes—it works so well that I'm not aware of the parsing of time into past, present and future.

Linda said...

Yes—it works so well that I'm not aware of the parsing of time into past, present and future.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicly done Brenda.....thanks for sharing this

Diane T said...

Brenda, your poem is inspired and right on target. I love how you describr today! And the last stanza is...just right.

barbara said...

(I think blogger ate my first comment.)
I like Tomorrow best.
I'd probably agree with Jinksy. Maybe if you wove them in together, or if the second half mirrored the first in some way, or more obviously complemented it...

Carrie Burtt said...

Such a beautiful message! :-)