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Sunday, May 24, 2015


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.


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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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...

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

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

  10. Yes, the times of simplicity are good!

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

  12. Sometimes simplicity brings the greatest joy.

  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."

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

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

  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.

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

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