Just breathe

Just breathe

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

easier said than done

"
he says
"just breathe,"
like it's the
most natural thing.

why not ask me
to dance the
watusi
on the moon?

or obtain an egg
from a Dodo
off the aisle
of Atlantis?

I don't know how.  When I just breathe I think.  And when I think, I go crazy thinking of all the things I should be doing while I am just sitting here taking up space, breathing.  "Just breathe."  Much easier said than done.



© 2017 Lyn Anderson



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So true, KL....it is not easy to relax, not easy to tone down the tension and stress of every day. Some folks do not understand that. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

I sometimes wish I was built like that. Just not. Thank you.
Very wise advice. Sometime my mind gets overtook. Sometime I wish for places where mind can forget the problems of life. I like the energy and thoughts in the poetry dear friend.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Thank you as always
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Breathing AND thinking, that's multitasking and something I find hard to do.. it could be seen as a unity and a struggle of opposites one in which it's the breathing that is most important to do and yet we breath without thinking for the most part... but to actually live life requires we think about what we do and what our life is all about... we breathe in the ever changing world and react to it in one way or another and it is how we act that makes our lives worthwhile or just going through the motions.... in my opinion it is when we dance the watusi on the moon is when we are doing our best thinking and breathing... yes it is difficult and frustrating, but it is also when we are most ALIVE!!!

KL hope you don't mind where your poem took me, I enjoyed every little breath, each thought as I read, thank you...
~~redzone

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Thank you yes I just am not a person to pause. What is supposed to calm me stresses me because I am .. read more
I can hear, my ceramic instructor talking to me, as another anxiety attack takes hold. Wanting to runaway from everyone, in the studio. As my world close in, around me. Knowing, once I start, there's no stopping. Thank you, KL, for sharing this poem, what an anxiety attack feels like.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing.
therisa

2 Years Ago

Your welcome.
Yes over thinking is is a downfall for many and often it feels like it catches our breath when it is painful.
On a technicality..............Atlantis was a city not an island!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Oh my gosh it's a mythical place that no one's found. In my poem it's an island, it fits better.:)
John Alexander McFadyen

2 Years Ago

Hey I wrote a poem today based on thinking before I read yours!
"wa, wa a watusi...c'mon and take a chance, and let's do this dance"

on the moon...good place to dance i think...

but yes, breathing means thinking and some of us do too much of it. we don't just live life, we tend to overthink it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

You got it. Easiest thing to say, hardest to do. Thank you for popping in.
Oh how I agree with you. I just breathe and in the interim the world falls apart. I don't know about you but I can never become one with my breathing unless I am running.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

That pretty much sums me up. Running and breathing work. Everything else is confusing, lol.

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