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a daily breath...
A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .
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logical and chronological
Ideas, arguments, and definite points
of view; the opinions we hold, and
the mythos or morals we adhere to
form the greater part of who and
what we are.
We all have the right to speak freely,
and with intent, but we do need to
be mindful of others.
Our personality, our politics, poetry
and progress is compromised if we
hold back our thoughts, or if we are
afraid of expressing ourselves.
Lose the fear of being wrong, but
recognize when you are. Keep your
mind open. Respect others.
Know your rights, but also know
what is wrong.
We probably don’t need to be reminded,
every day, people in this world, in this life,
are hurting. Even yourself.
You can feel it, some days more than others.
Most times you are able to
get past the doubt and delusion
for a little while. Most times. It comes back.
You know. You don’t need to be reminded,
but you are. Often.
A scrap of paper, a certain date, a song
from a passing car, can easily evoke
feelings of anger, of discontent,
of a pain greater than discomfort. It’s there,
in the pit of your being. Cracks flow
deep beyond the surface. It is ugly,
and unwanted. A true hurt. A scar slices deep
into the marrow of your existence.
Fractures and faults. You know hurting,
or inching your way through the pain,
can make you stronger. You are not sure
how. Or when.
You do not know why. You know it hurts,
and you hate to be reminded.
How strong do you need to be?
How do you find empathy?
How is it you can see
circumstances have changed over the years,
but not the cause of the pain.
All that remains is the hurt.
©2017 j.g. lewis
All you know
you can be
does not need
what goes on
Each of us
is influenced by
of everyday life,
there is no need
to be a replica of