making the most

am I making the most of my life

using the past as a crutch
hinders my growth so much

fear anxiety blame and shame
are manacles weighing me down

transforming harm into lessons
I can forgive self and others

for those harmful emotions churn
me inside out, best that I learn

kindness and love are healthier
antidotes to restore my order

for emotional balance brings
lightness to tackle disorder

as world order is skewed
time to monitor my mood

check where I wish to go
much easier if I just flow

how do I make the most
when things seem so gross

with love and right attitude
I can excel with gratitude

extract what really works
connect with my quirks

to make the utmost
of this life, learn to coast

for disarray is here today
best I be still and pray

d’Verse, order, Laura – I wrote this earlier with a few adjustments it fits – sunset


  1. Those colors are beautiful, as well as the words. I was reading a small magazine article about how to center oneself for a peaceful moment. Close your eyes and focus on one sound for a few moments and then another. “Let the sounds wash over you like the wind…” – Cyndi Lee

    (The winds were about 45 miles per hour – Tornado winds actually start at 65 miles per hour)

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  2. Faith and hope! Certainly it is hard to be steady with the turbulence making us unsteady but love and faith will sail us through.

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  3. the opening stanza sets the poem off so well – some very good rhyming couplets you have here and I like the way you intersperse with non-rhymes occasionally to add a flavour of chaos
    “for emotional balance brings
    lightness to tackle disorder”

    thank you for joining in with the prompt

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  4. Love and understand your thoughts and questions…thinking and meditating…been doing some of the same recently, again.
    Sunset is a good time it seems for me to ponder and breathe.
    And we must all keep learning and growing. 🙂
    ((((HUGS)))) and thank you for helping us with your words and your heart, SweetKate! 🙂

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  5. I think you’re right Kate, best to go with the flow and try to learn something from the things that go wrong. Obviously easier said than done. I hope we can learn from this Corona experience, maybe to be a little more kind and supportive. I see that now, too bad it took such drastic circumstances.

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