And relax…

Sometimes it’s okay just to be,
And not to live life perfectly.
Not to live life to the full,
Making our world beautiful.
But just relax,
And let time pass,
Enjoy the moment,
Let it last.
Cease with worry,
Fear,
Concern,
For what we eat,
And weigh,
And earn.
And just for once,
We shouldn’t yearn,
For lives of others,
Lest we burn,
The candle brightly,
At both ends.
No.
Let peace and tranquil,
Be our friends.

And relax - a poem by Pooky

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19 Responses to And relax…

  1. wbdeejay says:

    This is so beautiful P-Wordsmith. Great reminder, at this time of year especially, such a gentle soothing voice to this one. (And rhyming relax to pass was genius!)

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  2. Otrazhenie says:

    Loved this poem. Very good advice for busy life and hectic Christmas season. Wish you a Happy and Relaxed Christmas 🙂

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  3. Another wonderful poem, Pooky. I’ve been lucky in that all I’ve ever needed is a good book and most times I can shut out the world and relax, or sit by the sea and be content to just watch the waves roll onto the shore. Sometimes when Ken’s battle threatened to overwhelm me, I could go to the sea and find a measure of peace. It’s also made it easier for me to come to terms with the effects of my illness, although I do still battle with my loss of choice in so many areas. When I’m sitting in my special chair with a book or my iPad or just listening to music, I’m at peace. Yes I get frustrated at the things I can no longer do, and how hard it can be to do the simplest of things, but my lifelong ability to relax brings balance to my life. I have friends who can’t sit for 5 minutes, they constantly need to be doing, I think what pure hell my life would be for them. I’m so thankful relaxation comes easily to me. xx

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  4. lovely Pooky and a wonderful message about being who you are and loving what you have.

    Merry Christmas, I have enjoyed reading your poems each day.

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    • PookyH says:

      Thank you – I hugely appreciate that you always take the time to comment, I would love to spend more time here replying and commenting on others’ poems but thesis deadlines and marathon training means that I have to write and run rather a bit at the moment!

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      • Marathon, wow, good luck with that, though I can’t help but see you doing two ‘marathons’ running and writing so to speak.

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      • PookyH says:

        You’re so right.. And both will be completed as a similar time as my Viva is likely to fall a couple of weeks before the London Marathon. Not sure which is the more foolish endeavour to be honest!

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  5. This is lovely Pooky. Life is so busy for so many people it seems we have to actually learn how to simply be, and for some it is uncomfortable. When I was in the throes of alcoholism I always needed to be busy because just being with myself was not pleasant and being in denial meant I needed to be too busy to pay attention to it. Now I have been “given” this illness which has slowed me down I have more time to spend with myself and it can be a treat if I choose to look at it that way. Learning, rhrough recovery in AA, who I am and being ontent with this person allows my time with me to be very special. Of course, just like Tricia I have days of great frustration at the choices that have been taken away, but I have much that hasnt been taken an am ever grateful for that. Xx

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    • PookyH says:

      It’s a really interesting way of thinking about it… I just can’t stop. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I don’t think of myself as particularly hyperactive, but everyone I know considers me so and when I stop and think I realise they are probably right…

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  6. I so wish I could take your advice. Letting it be is so hard but it’s a good thought to carry into the new year.

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