Thursday, November 21, 2013

THE WINDING ROAD


"And I wanna be in this moment
No one can take it from me
And I wanna stay in this moment
No one can take it away from me."
--IN THIS MOMENT*


LIFE: TWISTS AND TURNS

(ode to a moment)

ah, peace, 
play simply, 
enough...
for each moment 
wherein i spend 
my life.

this instant,
lived in grateful
attitude, love, 
extends itself to 
countless moments;

moments 
of less stuff
--but enough.


as if each "now"
is one of 
happiness.

it can be, yes?
most of mine are!
are yours?
NMW?  
(No Matter What?)

every single 
instant.

happy news 
about a friend 
came my way.

happily rested
in God's arms
i feel in
all moments 
of yesterday 
...and today

--steveroni

Over @ dVerse, Tony has us writing odes, in the shadow for Neruda---speak your mind, use your 2 cents, while you got it---doors open @ 3 pm EST. 

* IN THIS MOMENT - 
From the new record 'Blood', 
Century Media 2012

24 comments:

  1. glad you got good news on your friend...
    am i always happy, no, there are times i am angry
    or...you know, things get in the way of the joy
    when i let them...smiles.

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    1. Well, I wrote "mostly" happy...but ya know this was fun, realizing it not in the exact spirit. I might get "hurt feelings"--my defect, if so! Have not gotten angry for 10-15 years. (I think YOU pretty "easy-going" also, Sir--grin!)

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  2. I really like the gentle feel of this, Steve, and I think the short lines ala Neruda (who took them from William Carlos Williams, I think) help to stop it from becoming too heavy, if you know what I mean.

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  3. Thanks, Tony, and yes, I know what you mean!

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  4. Steve, I really like this poem so very much! I like the idea of each moment lived in grateful attitude. I try to do this as well. I think the older a person gets the more he or she appreciates the moments and is grateful for the moments of peace and happiness. I like your philosophy as well as your poetry!

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    1. Agree! As we age, minutes count! and the slightest events are miracles.
      Thanks Mary!

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  5. Very nice. I love the 2nd stanza.

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    1. With Attitude of Gratitude, we cannot wander far from the road.
      THANKS!

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  6. I love it! Every moment is precious, a gift. You are so right. What a lovely tribute to gratitude :)

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    1. Thank you for "getting it" Loredana D...

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  7. Steve that pic is great as my eyes followed the trail upward in happy moments...

    P&L my friend...two great words of wisdom...

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    1. Yup, I marveled at the engineering of that mountain drive in China (No, I haven't been there). Notice how the road has to cross itself under/over a bridge in order to complete the circular drive.
      And yes...P&L!!!

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  8. cherishing the moments...life's twists and turns... taking them as they come with the knowledge we're in safe arms... that's a good thing... not always easy for me... but i'm learning...smiles

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  9. ..a learned behavior for me...it comes more easily now...lovely poem

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  10. A very nice a gentle walk - love it a great deal

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  11. Great image Steve and the words say it all!

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  12. A lovely thought to reflect this morning - I feel gratitude for every moments lived & awakened ~

    Happy Friday Steve ~

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  13. A great moment in the openness to meeting kindred spirits on the road.

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    1. One of the happiest, most fulfilling moments in any life, Susan. Thanks!

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  14. There are always surprises after the turns.

    Let's get them!

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  15. Yup--what is around the corner--unknown--is always fascinating to anticipate--for me! Thanks, Rain'!!!

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  16. life's full of twists and turns..sure.. full of surprises always.
    we keep goin :)

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  17. Jyo, of which you write, turns, surprises, twists--I used to hate them, really. Now, (is it age?) I look forward each morning, as in, "What does ths God Peep have in store for me today?" And then, ready to take it on, with His help.

    NOTE: I wold like to say EVERY morning begins in such way, but that is not true--grin!!!!!!!

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    1. haha.. you r right.
      you know what.. your comment reminded me a Gandhi's quote- he use to say
      Every night I die and reborn again on next morning :D

      Like that.. only if it was as easy as reading a quote in reality

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