Riding in the backseat of my moms 1989 Cadillac Eldorado listening to the oldies station, I heard my first glimpse of the answer: “All you need is LOVE” by The Beatles. Love is all around us. Love is where life lives. Of course, in order for McCartney’s words to ring true we must truly understand the definition of the word ‘LoVe’. Love is not just a word we say. Love is not always kisses & snuggles. Love is not a big, gorgeous wedding. Love is not sunshine & cupcakes for days. Love is not life filled with perfection. Love is a CHOICE and it takes WORK! Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is never boastful. LOVE is also understanding, compassionate, empathetic, trustworthy, tolerant, peaceful, loyal, hopeful & honest. Love is all encompassing. Love is buying a cup of coffee for a homeless person. Love is truly understanding other human…
I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Do you know? how many poets there are in this big wide world. some of them young, some, very old. yet all of them so bold, even in this cold world that would not hold their hand when they try to hold, gold within the lines of their rhymes.
Do you know? how many pens bleed to satiate the need of plenty pensive poets to feed off writing against greed so that they one day have the strength to walk with smile a mile in length to make the world heed the poetry of life that has for so long freed many lovers of life in ages long before.
I know! poets that have gone mad off the feeling of being glad that they actually became sad like a dad who had just lost his daughter dead having bled from being fed poison bread.
I know! of plenty practitioners of poetry whose history is rooted like a tree in losing themselves in a reality conjured up by their ability to swim the deep depths of their imagination.
I know? there are many poets in this big wide world. some of them young, and some, very old. yet all of them so bold, even in this cold world that will not hold their hand when they try to hold, gold within the lines of their rhymes.