To Person 1
Though this nastiness
That you are giving others
Is Not You.
That You are happy with
Be Yourself. Take your time.
You will be thrilled
At the wondrous change in you.
You will enjoy Being You.
To Person 2
I am Being Me.
Though this attitude of mine
Is not agreeable to you.
I am finding myself incapable
Of dumbing down
To make you feel good.
Take your time. And reach out to me. Then
You will find
My Love and Regard for you Can stay the same always.
I am thrilled
At this wondrous change in me.
I am enjoying Being Me.
When peace eludes
When purpose seems to lose
When perspective is at ruse
When promises don’t produce
When possibilities simply refuse
Then give up control
Then give up the crawl up the wall
Then give up the stickiness of it all
Then give up the judgment tall
Then give up the unkindness of it all
When the train is stopped on track
When the brain is blocked on black
When the mind doesn’t cut slack
When heart is feeling the break-n-crack
Then the flood of emotions moisten
Then the time is to wait and listen
Then the path as if waiting to glisten
Then the anguish will eventually lessen
When the peace eludes
When the turmoil is profuse
When all the trial is in recluse
When the denial is abstruse
Then the calling is from the Being
Then self compassion is the Seeking
Then the gift is simply in the Breathing
Then love is what helps only from Within
Then more beauty is what breaks Open
P.S. Dear Debbie, please accept this poem as my contribution to ForgivingFridays. I wish to bring forgiveness to all the judgment we bring to ourselves for not being good enough. Thank you for creating the beautiful space to bring peace and forgiveness to our beings.