Pebbles of Perception

The pebbles of perception;

            With poise and grace,

            accept what is,

            life’s sharp embrace.

The pebbles of perception;

            Last to speak,

            Seek better questions,

            to create, not critique.

The pebbles of perception;

            Choose their response,

            and cherish the choice,

            of needs, not wants.

The pebbles of perception;

            Seldom seek credit,

            self aware, not self-absorbed,

            and never big-headed.

The pebbles of perception;

            With enthusiastic wonder,

            forge their character,

            without going under.

The pebbles of perception;

            Come what season,

            gently round out,

            the rocks of reason.

And in the end;

            Soft sand

            Beneath the feet

            of children playing.

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Life is Short

Life is Short:

Too short for whingers and whiners,

liars and cynics,

vanity clinics

 

Life is short:

Too short for pessimists

Ark building with furrowed brow

Dark dank creatures

Mole hill magnifiers

You’ll recognise their features

Soul shrinking, spirit sapping

 

Life is short:

Too short for envy

The sin with no pleasure

Clothes made to measure

For grey men in grey suits

Dispensing annual reviews

To an army of mules

 

Life is short:

Too short for wasting

Our stale breadth chasing

Tomorrow’s dreams of more

When all that we need

Is right here at the shore

 

Life is short:

Too short for judgement

Black is in the eye of the beholder, and

White is in the eye of the storm

Confusing contests for context

Real truth forlorn

 

Life is short:

Too short for grudges

Grouchy snipers in adult diapers

You can take this to the grave

Life is where the love is

 

Life is short:

Too short for masks

Our personal brands

Curated for virtual worlds

Built on baseless sands

 

Life is short

Too short for stories

So, Don’t tell me, please Show me

We get just one turn

Why not make it our own?

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