Hard Earned

Hard Earned / Learned

In the past
If someone gave me a satin robe
Emblazoned with my name
Presented a rope-ringed mat
Stools in opposing corners
Then rang a bell

I’d jump in

Now, on a good day,
No matter the gift, set-up, challenge
I return to my mantra
May you be happy
May you be well
May you be free from suffering

And may I be, too.

Channeling Grace
I walk away
from the ring


* Guided Loving Kindness Meditation
*Shared at Poets United

12 thoughts on “Hard Earned

  1. x says:

    We. Can not control anyone but ourselves. Nor should we want to. There are Def people we should cut out of our lives as well…not without blessing, but so that we can experience that same freedom.
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  2. Sanaa says:

    Sometimes hard earned lessons tend to stay with us longer than any other.. I admire this noble piece :) Beautifully executed.

    Lots of love,
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  3. Mary says:

    May you be happy, may you be well!
    I like that very much. We should all
    wish each other well with the words
    of this poem! It would be a much
    better world.
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  4. Jae Rose says:

    Some battles are best left in the past – maybe because in survival alone we have won them -May you be happy May you be well May you be free from suffering – is an inspiring and wonderful mantra :)
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