Something Good has Finally Come
I choose NOT to be angry
to not stress about problems
I will have to face,
or the dollars I will have to
dish out as payment for things
Today I am lucky
I woke up!
I’m here to take in another day
the rains outside are washing all anew
a deep blanket of grey warmth
whispering “Come back to me.”
People surround me, comfortably
Inside this library I am to myself
living through the words of a new read
the winds outside serenading
the love I often forget I have
for this world.
The sky washes away my anger and stress
laughing softly at my silliness
for the emotions I hold on to.
I am better than that!
Better than the officer full of racial profiling
better than the car that seems to think
70 miles is too slow
in a 65 mile and hour zone.
I am better than the boy
who allows his friend to jump in line
with a basket full of groceries
in front of me.
Inside there is a patient soul
who takes time to appreciate everything.
I am thankful
I have a way to get from a to b
smiling the whole way.
Have you ever taken the time
to notice your surroundings?
It becomes a 15 minute drive
of amazement and emotion
that our Creator created
with us in mind.
heading home I am still
in smile mode,
my husband will be sleeping
one day he will dream about me
and when he awakens,
we will spend precious time
before he goes off to earn
We will laugh and kiss and snuggle
to keep warm
and I will love and cherish every moment
of our CLOSENESS.
He will playfully ask me to scratch his back
I will tease and say no
but perform the request with all my passion for him.
I am thankful,
I knew he was worth the 34 year wait.
When he goes to work,
I will write, work on my book,
read others’ stories,
until he calls me with one more
“I love you” before his shift.
Though I thank the Creator throughout the day
For life. For food. For choice. For wisdom.
For dreams and sleep which I sometimes fight,
I remember my thanks for the gifts
I pray for others who need a bit of healing
a bit of family and friendship
I pray for those I don’t even know
but need more help than myself
and when sleep finally wins,
I will no longer be afraid of the darkness
For darkness is just another blanket
that caresses my soul and relaxes my mind.
No harm is allowed during this silence
I am only protected.
I live in Today and if I am allowed
I will wake up and do it all over again
never missing a thing
no matter how small
living is really that simple
and life was always meant
to be this way.
Try it sometime
and you will notice
that something good has finally come.