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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Smile #5: SIMPLICITY

Into my book of life
From my scarcity to plenty
I was most elated
during times of simplicity

There was meager distress
Gold went to significance
Peers surrounded self
and chances were an abundance

Obscured and elementary
Acquiescent and modest
I attained euphoria
and joy that was endless

One night of blunder
a decade of sorrow
Sailor without aim
hatred for the morrow

Full-time occupation
with strained performance
A hullabaloo of issues
sparked dramatic occurrence

Now a mantra of tranquility
and reading of the Psalms
with liberty from adversity
life is sweet and calm.







18 comments:

  1. Ah, there is definitely something good to be said for simplicity in life. Good to seek that 'mantra of tranquility' however we can.

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  2. Whatever we believe..true meaning comes from within and finding peace within ourselves...a very wise poem

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  3. Gld for the return to the simplicity that brings tranquility and so much more.

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  4. Simplicity is the best policy I suppose :D Beautiful poem!

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  5. Simplicity and also modesty paves the road for a happier life.

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  6. Oh this is the human journey for certain. Am happy you reached the shores of calm. Sometimes the hardest person we have to forgive is ourselves.

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  7. ... surely goodness and kindness shall followme all the days of my life, and i shall dwell in the house of the forever [from Psalm 23]

    thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime and leaving such a sweet comment

    much love...

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  8. So much more happiness when we find our road to simplicity and use a 'mantra of tranquility'...

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  9. With time I have come to appreciate simplicity and tranquility more. These values are sadly often undermined.

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  10. Yes, the times of simplicity are good!

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  11. It sounds like you have found true freedom James. Peace!

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  12. Sometimes simplicity brings the greatest joy.

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  13. I think you've touched on a profound truth in life that seems paradoxical but also appears to be a philosophical truth: "I was most elated during times of simplicity."

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  14. lovely story of life in a nutshell that includes joy, upheavals and tranquility...love all these phases when one learns...

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  15. So often we seek excitement but find in the end that a sweet calm life is very difficult to beat.

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  16. 'Sailor without aim' ~ it's not easy, but happens to all, takes time to recognise what you come to create in this world...~ appreciate the honesty here, sharing your path...Thank you.

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  17. A moment to sit and read is always a good thing.

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  18. Beautiful! perfect out look to life should be simple.

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