Promises, Promises

Promises

Promises, Promises

Promises
I made to you
In childhood
Teens
And Twenties
All intended, genuine
Each filled with love, hope, plenty
But years passed
Behaviors cached
and looped
endlessly
Until finally
I could see
I’d lost sight of me
In trying to be
All I’d promised
In your childhood, teens and twenties
So I let go.
Now
We each
Are Free
To be

*Shared in The Garden

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Lavender

Lavender

Photo by Kim Nelson

To only you
I offer lavender
Coupling red tulips, ivy-draped
Moist with dew

To every other being
I toss riotous bouquets
Camellia, stock and mistletoe,
Red rose, zinnia nosegays

You
You are the only one,
Like lavender and I,
Who’ll thrive along the rocky path
Through drought, lean years, dark sky
And grow stronger.
This is why

To only you
I offer lavender
Coupling red tulips, ivy-draped
Moist with dew

Lavender is written for TGH, shared in The Garden.

*Check out The Language of Flowers, to learn the meanings of the flowers mentioned above, as well as many others.

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