Of my younger days…
Was on my mind…
And picket fence.
The perfect mate,
I hoped to find.
Of growing older…
Was my desire…
The extra income,
That this required.
Of how far I’ve come…
With peace today…
That I’ve been wishing,
My life away.
My poem is my brief version of what’s been on my mind lately. I’m tired of thinking. Ha! I’ve been focused on my Quarantine Collection and pondering the things that I’m coming to appreciate through all of it, and it finally hit me that what I really need to do right now is just STOP.
More often than not, our best ideas and experiences come to us when we’re least expecting them. We need to keep our thoughts positive—and that I truly believe—but we can’t manufacture joy or gratitude. These things come through living, not through thinking.
Anyway, the phrase “wishing my life away” has been circling round my brain and driving me nuts. My poem (and my featured image) was my way of finally expressing it. I’m leaving tomorrow to visit my sister for a week, as my summer semester has ended, and I’m not only looking forward to hanging out with her, but to her wonderful A/C. All I can say is… Yahooo!!
I may or may not post while I’m there, but I will definitely have my camera in hand while I’m enjoying some new scenery.
Until next time,
Peace & Love, and Thank You for Reading!
Word of the Day Challenge: Reminded
My featured image is a new portrait piece that I experimented with this morning. I hope you’re able to make out the girls in the photograph. It’s always hard to know. I see them because I know they are there, but fresh eyes may or may not recognize them all.