On Staying Open

For Creativity Challenge Day 22: Endure


On Staying Open

Have learned
through seven decades
of existence,
that there is always
more to learn.

More to take in,
more to measure,
to examine closely.
More to see, to try,
to understand.

More to sort,
this from that.
More to choose
with care
and deliberation.

Thought old age
would allow rest,
time to settle in,
relax. A certain laxness
to all that gathering.

Find instead, that learning
has become my only
means of enduring
these ever churning tests
found in constant whirling

of everyday present moments.

Elizabeth Crawford 12/12/2016




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 On Staying Open

  1. gypsy snow says:

    I love this part, toward the end:
    has become my only
    means of enduring”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    I resonate with these lines so much, my friend. No chance of rest and ease, with the fate of the earth in the balance………..we still have work to do. Time for the grandmothers to speak up. A wonderful poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Tom Merriman says:

    Oh yes, Elizabeth… where would we be without learning?

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