my attitude

Nature’s wonder opens my heart
our current global predicament
moves me deeply in another way

life seems a balance of both
some moments of sheer joy
and others of grim grave grief

I choose which to let seep
focus determines my attitude
a kindly smile or fearful n rude

the misery a foil for my sun
I need each in the long run
stern and stunned or joyful fun

I can fill my heart with gratitude
or languish with a fearful attitude
to which I give voice is always my choice!

28 comments

  1. This is beautifully said kate .i always say this and i will say it again you have an exceptional gift of putting into words the once we almost always neglect to write about as poetry theme…

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  2. I can fill my heart with gratitude
    or languish with a fearful attitude
    to which I give voice is always my choice!

    These concluding lines say it all so we’ll! It is exactly that – can we choose joy to rise above the heaviness of the world that our hearts perceive?

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    • no it can take years of persistent effort to transform those ingrained habits Robbie but the results are well worth it! Life is too short to cave into our unhealthy habits.

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  3. Fear is a powerful emotion Kate, and those upsetting thoughts cloud a lot people’s minds to think clearly, and they are not seeing the wonders of world right in front of their teary eyes, and they are failing the warmth of mother earth’s sand under their feet …

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