Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Sunny Day

They said to let go
of brutal resentment
focus on this moment

inhale love and trust
(children laughing)
exhale sullen memories
(Retribution 101)

or drive to the first
beach on the left.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: 3WW (brutal, sullen, trust)

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aros, Day 11

For breakfast, grapefruit
the aisle in the sky;
a dose of Vitamin C.

25 comments:

Isabel said...

a day at the beach can lift even the most sorrowful of hearts... hope I get to have one of those soon. great write

Chris said...

"inhale love and trust,
exhale sullen memories."

Nice mantra to follow.

Daydreamertoo said...

So hard not to feel bitter at times too, especially with good reason to be but, in the end, as with anger, it just destroys the person who carries it. No matter how hard it is, sometimes it's (finally) so good to let go. Liberating, in fact.
Love your works Laurie.

Eva Gallant said...

Sun and the beach heal all!

Sheilagh Lee said...

good advice you can forgive and not forget or you can just let it go so it doesn't eat you alive.
Love the second poem too.

Brian Miller said...

ha the beach does much to help me find my rhythm again...

Sheila Moore said...

I'll take the beach (smiles) great reminders here.

Shauna said...

oh yeah, if all else fails drive to the beach on the left.

Angel said...

Sounds like good advice.

Marianne said...

I loved this perfect little gem of a poem, Laurie! I love the water, for giving me a sense of peace.

oldegg said...

Some solutions to problems are there for the taking, the beach, a walk in the country, looking at the night sky...help is always at hand.

Other Mary said...

I like this! Is it too late to start the IGWRT challenge?

Joanne Elliott said...

Nice. Nature has great power to heal.

S.E. Ingraham said...

well done! nice way you've combined things here Laurie and I too like how you've used nature as the great healer she is ...

manicddaily said...

beach sounds easiest! K.

ThomG said...

I'm in need of that beach on the left in my life. Great stuff. Loved the construction.

Bethe77 said...

I love the beach to release and look ahead and be refreshed and renewed. Love the write thank you for stopping by.
Blessings

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done...especially like..."sullen memories"..thanks for sharing Laurie

J Cosmo Newbery said...

The beach is good.

Lightverse said...

A great philosophy to live by! Well done!

Altonian said...

I loved your poem, and the optimism in it. I'm glad there are still people like you around. As for myself, I find it very hard to be optimistic about anything these days.

MaryA said...

I love the upbeat nature of your poetry. You have a way of turning the sad and "sullen" into a positive instruction.

jaerose said...

A dose of sunny sky is always the wisest choice..Jae ;)

Judy Roney said...

I do love this one! Yes, the beach on the left! I do so want to inhale all that is good and exhale all the yuk.

teri said...

SO much incredible writing here. But I stop here to say I am grateful for the "first beach on the left"...even though it is 400 miles away. Thanks for stopping by at my place. xo