Day by day

I recognize more and more

The role I’m playing in life is that of a seasoned veteran . . .

A seasoned veteran of living.

And what exactly does this mean?

Well, some days I find myself,

Playing this role, harboring some feelings of sadness.

And

Some days I discover myself,

Experiencing such joy;

Aware,

Oh, so very aware

Of the rich, vibrant hues,

Making up my life’s tapestry.

There are days, like today,

Where I feel at times as though I’m walking a tight rope,

Tempted to look at my life as almost over

And fall into the tight, confining grip

Of the feelings of doom ‘n gloom.

As a veteran of living, I’ve learned that . . .

The more I think the doom-‘n-gloom way,

The more my life becomes just that.

As a veteran of living, I’ve learned, too . . .

Miraculously

I can shift my awareness,

Following the tap-tap-tapping at the doorway to my heart,

Gently nudging me awake,

Encouraging me to get off the derailed train of doom ‘n gloom;

And

To rise up,

Taking action,

And

Climb aboard the heart’s spirited train of love,

And

Freely embrace

The simple joys of living and loving

Life right now.

Loving you,

Robert, aka Bob

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