Consider

Susan, from Poets United, shared the following, which gave me lots to consider:

According to Mahatma Gandhi, there are Seven Deadly Sins that could destroy society:

  • Politics without principle.
  • Wealth without work.
  • Commerce without morality.
  • Pleasure without conscience.
  • Education without character.
  • Science without humility.
  • Worship without sacrifice.

Here are my thoughts:

Consider

Consider

All that truly benefitted
I worked hard to attain
Safety
Scholarship
Relationship
Flexibility
Strength ~ Balance
Being Sane

None Of these
Can I gift you
Unearned
They do not serve
The Practice
The Journey
Commitment
Guide to what you deserve
Or, more rightly,
What you need

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Fear, The Opposite of Love

Verde An Original Encaustic by Kim Nelson

Verde
An Original Encaustic by Kim Nelson

Fear is the opposite of Love.
In youth
my motivations, fear enchained
prevented my embrace
of goodness, grace.
Thank God
for vision, clear
heart, open
patient one,
that loosened links
allowing
true love in.
And out.
Love.
Flows freely.
Both ways.
So long as fear is locked up, held in chains.
Fear is the opposite of Love.

Runners

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Poised, prepped, set, toeing line toward win
Perfect forms, specimens
Bodies honed, toned, tight perfection
Ready for the race

Sharp
Gunshot sparks, marks
Start
Mercury, speed imparts

As were Hermes, Atalanta
Flying fleet-feet fanta
Riveted by inner mantra
To compete, mad-fast pace

*Written for Fireblossom’s Challenge at IGwRT