Mindful Resistance

Resistance by iEsma
Resistance by iEsma

Mindful Resistance

Waking up
going to sleep
all the changes in between
crowds of people
isolation
surprises unforeseen

highs and lows
forward movement
and Insulin it seems
hot and cold
wet and dry
anything to extremes

Fighting in my head
filled with dread
over silly little things
when even I know
resistance is futile
these winds fuel my wings

Letting go
and saying no
maybe that’s the key
to life, the universe
and everything
what will be, will be

© LTM 04/01/15

2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

Reflections

Stream by mwolski
Stream by mwolski

Reflections

Musing winds now blow
through leafless trees like water
cascading downstream

© LTM 2/16/15

Solitary Reflection

life begins again by mirror-rim
life begins again by mirror-rim

Solitary Reflection

To be alone
for just awhile
let the dust settle
and try to smile
is nothing out
of ordinary
Sometimes it’s
just necessary
a little peace
and quiet time
reflecting on
the rhythm and rhyme
the words
the heartbeat
the sounds
replete
Lost in
happiness
or life in
sadness
Just hours
and days
passing on
by the ways
We live and love
dance and cry
holding on
and wonder why
it all is…

© LTM 11/23/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

Sweet and Sour Personal Power

Sweet and Sour by dthehippie
Sweet and Sour by dthehippie

Sweet and Sour Personal Power

Sweetly sour
the aftertaste
of “Oh, so close”
versus
“Oh no, this is
all wrong”
Satisfaction over desires
the path to happiness
can be such a bitter pill
when the Universe
repeatedly slams NO
right in your face
Have a little grace
step back the pace
reread the fine print
lost in the tint
of rose-colored glasses
Want what works
work what you want
Somewhere in between
you’ll see
Get what you need
attachment released
to a desired outcome
Sounds ho-hum
but there’s nothing humdrum
about outer/inner peace
Sweet and sour
yet still power
to continue on
your wayward fun

© LTM 11/18/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

Balanced Return

no news is good news by e--m--i
no news is good news by e–m–i

Balanced Return

The best news
is no news
a quiet and peaceful trip
one day to the next
without much hype
or bias
Filtered awareness
daily focus
balance in return
I live and learn
without the media’s
input
A need to know basis
finds me evasive
yet still finds me
no need for me
to seek it

Just breathe…

© LTM 11/09/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9