in-transit

all gain and pain is transient
nothing is permanent
spring follows winter
death follows life

I have little control
over most of it
except my attitude
to ups and downs

a choice to smile or frown
a choice to whine or praise
a choice to wallow or proceed
these choices have a ripple effect

on all those who surround me
my mental attitude impacts
let my joy for life not tax
for it is contagious when I wax

about how
each struggle taught me
each hardship was my lesson
each joy healthier shared

for whatever bothers me today
will be gone tomorrow
can’t wallow in sorrow
life is here to live now

so when doubt or fear arises
know it won’t linger long
look for the positives be strong
for we aren’t really here for long

d’Verse, impermanence, Merril – and another post on impermanence

31 comments

  1. Love this poem, SweetKate! 🙂
    Like those beautiful bright-faced flowers…we live, we bloom, we grow, and one day we will be gone. Life is too short not to find the joys in each and every day! 🙂
    Keep sharin’ the love! YOU are a bright-spot and a joy-bringer with your words and your kindness!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. Funny thing, I just received an email about “Go Transit” in Toronto and right below it was your new post. Came here first and so glad I did. I really like :
    so when doubt or fear arises
    know it won’t linger long
    look for the positives be strong
    for we aren’t really here for long
    Lovely poem!

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  3. I love me a poem of Hope, peace and acceptance. You struck some dramatic chords, but your rhyme scheme kept it rolling right along.

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  4. Well Kate you have written another true poem about life and this world. You are right we have to decide how to handle this place we live on while it rotates around the sun each year until we pass away.

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