Problematic

Itching to solve this problem or that, I

scratch around for

answers. When

none come,

I

scratch

some more

until what

results is a

self-inflicted open wound that festers.

                                                                                                 JDG

A Teachable Moment

Couldn’t see clearly in the morning mist.

Forced to slow down.

I began

to see

what

I

hadn’t

seen before –

unexpected

benefit of a clouded point of view.

                                                                                           JDG

The Beat Of The Moment

There are times to go fast; there are times to

go slow. When we’re

out of sync

problems

start.

Let’s

listen

to what each

moment asks of

us and dance with it in timely fashion.

                                                                                                       JDG

 

In Its Own Way, In Its Own Time

You can’t hurry a poem. Waiting is

as much a part

as writing.

Stops and

starts,

some

u-turns,

some right turns,

some wrong turns and,

if you are patient, a poem might come.

                                                                                                  JDG

Finding The Path

Sometimes we can see more clearly when both

our eyes are closed.

Distraction

free, we

can

look

at what’s

going on

internally

and chart our course with opened mind and heart.

                                                                                                                           JDG

Clear But Not Simple

You may eat anything in the garden

except for the

fruit of that

one tree.

It’s

hard 

for us

humans not

to focus on

what we can’t have and lose sight of the rest.

                                                                                                     JDG

When The Chips Are Down

The true meaning of family became clear

when so many

pitched in and

worked real

hard

to

make this

difficult,

necessary

transition and double move possible.

                                                                                             JDG