I Thought You Could Use A Poem Today

I Thought You Could Use A Poem Today

I thought you could use a poem today; here
is what I have on offer. 

Love life, love even
its indignities; don’t worry if you can’t turn them
into masked kindnesses. 

Love too the unmasked kindnesses, do not be afraid to bask
in the freely given.

Love what you have, and accept, if you can’t quite love,
what you don’t. 
Don’t hanker after the price
another has paid, or (to your mind) not paid. 

Love this dawn September air; sigh
over what was July.  Take steps to fight the bad,
but let hate
keep its own company. 

Look up, look around. Get yourself under
some sky.  Feel it
on all the bare places, have some. 

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Hello!  Have a good day!  The picture above is from my children’s book, The Road I Like, available here

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2 Comments on “I Thought You Could Use A Poem Today”

  1. Helen Says:

    Dear Karin,
    Has to be one of the most lovely, inspirational poems you have gifted us. Thank you, thank you.


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