In the Moment

I’m trying something new. I’ve started to jot down on paper ideas that pop into my head. This composition happened yesterday while I was outside planting some rose cuttings. I took off my garden gloves  went inside. Grabbed a notebook, wrote it down then returned to my task. Please tell me your thoughts. What came to mind when you read it? What feelings did it invoke in you?

In the moment

The party always ends,
does that mean you should not attend?

Do not pick of the unripe or rotting fruit,
there are opportune moments when the time is right.

Do you enjoy the rain with your rain gear on,
or curse the weather because you are unprepared?

Splash in the gullies, play in the mud.
Let your guard down, get drenched in the rain.

Look out for rainbows when you are all done.
The pleasure is flitting but so worth your while.

I am human

I haven’t posted in a while because everything I’ve been coming up with has been extremely personal and/or not politically correct.  Posting them would leave me feeling naked. I guess the day I’m able to lay out on a nude beach I’ll feel free enough to post them. For now I’ll post this poem I wrote a while back.

I’ve whittled it down and compressed it to what you now see below. Make of it what you will.

I am but human
I have flaws
I’ve made quite a few mistakes
Some which I’m not proud of

Do I wish these mistakes away?
No, I do not
For they’ve made me who I am today
A person I’m definitely proud of