Zen of Maybe

NaPoWriMo: Day 18


Words: mistake, reason, breathe, maybe, turning, glued

Zen of Maybe

this constant
turning to find
something new or exciting
is a mistake, not a reason.

gluing self,
fixating on idea
that happiness is necessary,
is simply a mirage of mind.

learning to
just breathe in
this present moment might
be enough to bring satisfaction.

then, we
could slow down,
learn how to live
with purpose and true meaning.

And maybe then, we would finally be happy.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/18/16

Notes: Image is a photograph I took at my favorite park. She’s an egret maybe searching for nurture, maybe just breathing. I thoroughly enjoy remembering our encounter, both of us just breathing in the moment, and I believe she actually posed for me.

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to Zen of Maybe

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    She’s definitely posing, Elizabeth. You can tell by the way she’s looking over!
    Slowing down always seems to bring in an answer of some kind!


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    That is such a beautiful and amazing photo…she must have been cooperating, to get such a perfect shot……….I am cogitating on much the same line of thought these days…..just breathing in the present – because, thank God, we still HAVE one. LOL. Have been very busy, Elizabeth, but at my desk all day tomorrow, we’ll catch up,. Grandkids are clamouring for me of late. In April! Gah!


  3. pmwanken says:

    Love this, Elizabeth…….!!! I think I need to read these words daily. I like the use of “maybe” at the first line of each stanza. It really works well.


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