Taking Us Home

Here and Now Poetry, Metaphysical Poetry, Poem about Hard Times, Poem about Hardship

This time we’re going back
To move forward
This time less will be more
Not more and more

This move will simplify
Clarify us inside out
Bring us into focus
Help us back home

We were getting painfully close
To losing what’s most important
Not money, what it buys
But what’s deep in our hearts

Hard times remind us
With some pain, what’s most precious
Certainly life itself
All it dreams

Gazing Inside

Here and Now Poetry, Nature, Poem about Flowers

Look deep inside
That place only you really know
That somewhere, always home
Never too far away
In reach when you need it
There in a glance

No need to linger
Longer than a moment
You already live there
It’s your place to be who you are
Everyone else, just a guest
At your invitation

See that stargazer lily over there
Its stamen jutting outward
It’s an invitation to you
Step inside, yourself
Smile
Give yourself a hug

Now or Never

Here and Now Poetry, Living in the Moment Poem

Never a day like today to be who you are
Never a day like today to wrestle reality
from the jaws of illusion–that place we must live
until all illusions are outlived

Today is all we have
Never anything more will we have, even when
we think there is more, and
even when no end of less is in sight

Find today wherever you are
Hug it, hold it, as long as you can
For surely it will give way
to another day, another start and finish

Find yourself before you disappear
into something other than you are
Discover who you’re not, before
who you are ends forever

No matter what
Give today all you have