Snowed

Snow?

Again?

The weather’s

not my friend –

not today

anyway.

My grandkids,

though, beg

to differ

as they

shout, all

aquiver,

“No school!

Snow!

Again!”.

                                                  JDG

 

 

Universal Reminder

The Universe must have had enough

of me and my worrisome moods.

Grabbing a pen to jot down

my daily poem, I found one already there.

Short and to the point, it read:

Big Trip

Short Fuse

Deep Breath

Just Cruise.

When I wrote it, I don’t know,

but what I do know is this –

the Universe is a poet too, 

 and just to make this crystal  clear,

 showed me a license plate that read

LUVJG24.

 

LUVJG24, that’s what, three years ago, the license plate on a stranger’s car said. I read it on a day I was feeling pretty low. The synchronicity of it startled me and at first I took it as a reminder that I, whose initials are “JG”, am loved 24 hours a day whether I am aware of it or not. A few days later I realized it could also be read as an injunction, telling me, JG, to love 24 hours a day. I then wrote the poem above and posted it on my blog in April of 2015.  In the intervening years I have recalled that day and marveled at the unlikelihood of that strange happening.

Today,  I was sitting with a question that has been occupying me lately: “How can I best serve others and myself in the time I have remaining?” when I recalled, once more, the message the universe sent me via a license plate three years ago.  The universe, it seems, has infinite patience and will keep repeating it until I finally catch on and let myself be guided by it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           JDG

 

 

 

Now And Beyond

Heart quickens. Thoughts stop.

I don’t know what will come next,

but I wait and trust.

                                                                           JDG