that's okay

that's okay

A Poem by Lydia
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random thoughts

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artwork by anna razumovskaya                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

tonight 
the breeze runs its spindly fingers up my legs
sure it's winter, but this is south florida
shorts are the order of the day

the moon's halo has a special luminosity
i find myself staring longingly at it
allowing myself to bask in its glow
because, hey, it lights the way to bliss
right?

i'm not dwelling on past mistakes tonight
just telling myself they were opportunities
i suppose it's like
staring at weeds and pretending they are flowers
or finding the empty bag of chips in the pantry
then being happy i won't gain weight

no i can't change the world
but i can change the color of my nail polish
and that makes me happy enough
let me think bliss is just around the corner
because tonight the moon is telling me that's okay

© 2020 Lydia


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Your title should be our mantra to life, accepting the moment for what it is, instead of our usual to do list rumbling in the background of our mind, which in itself stops these moments from being truly immersive.
We may only cause the briefest of ripples on the greater scheme of things, but who is to say that these moments were intended to be our greater scheme, where distractions of being interrupted cease to be so important and the moment envelops us.
Apart from the obvious, where your words bring joy and comfort to both reader and owner, adding a little more beauty to the bigger picture, i find the idea of acceptance being found within the maelstrom of being, enchanting and mesmerising, as well as a pretty healthy place to find yiurself in.
It is 7am here, as i sit on the porch in pitch darkness with my coffee, wishing those same sentiments to Mr Moon and Ma Nature... to be free to enjoy such moments and looking forward to their return.
I suppose if it wasnt for work and all the other drudgery modern life insists are compulsory, then maybe we would be bored with these perfect moments and long for a little more chaos in our day...
Or perhaps not.
Your words entice us to see more of these moments for ourselves, and know that its okay we aren't setting the heather on fire, which is just as well because burning heather smells disgusting 😀

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month Ago

Have to admit, I have never whiffed heather burning....and now that is something else to be happy ab.. read more



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Wow! What a lovely meditative poem! A great calmness overcome me. Making peace with life is so rewarding. Congratulations Lydi. By the way . . . love the artwork.
T

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

Always appreciate your reviews, Kentuck. Thanks for noticing the artwork too. Lydi**
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SKY
Shala la la....
no i can't change the world
but i can change the color of my nail polish
Ha ha ha

You and your wonderful expressions of alluring thoughts. You Caged us *Lydi

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the review. Lydi**
SKY

1 Month Ago

Welcome *Lydi

Simply divine.. period..

Neville

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

I'll take it! :) thanks, Neville. Lydi**
Neville

1 Month Ago

Tis yours :) N
Let us count our blessings, small and large. Let us make the moments count. Let us live and love freely. Life is short indeed and our lists are long. We lose sight of what really matters. Wonderful penning Lydia...

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much, Sami. We all have blessings in our lives. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

We sure do. You are welcome....
Dear Lydi**, your lines speak to me of how the little things in life can give the greatest pleasure. A cool breeze on a hot day, the bright petals on a pretty weed. There are flowers everywhere for those who look. Only too often we do not see the beauty underneath our own noses. As I age and have more time, I observe more and I am thankful for that. I miss less. Loved your poem and beautiful posted image. Hope all is well with you.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month Ago

Yes, appreciating the little things in life is all important. There is always something about which.. read more
I really love this,it has some humour. Really loved and enjoyed reading it especially the last two stanzas

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Cassie. I often find humor in small corners...it keeps me going! :) Lydi**
This is hope in the words of humility, not asking for much and seemingly grateful for what’s granted. Finding the goodness in even nail polish is how we ought to live... gratitude in full color. A much more than “okay” poem. :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, R.E.! Yes, in life we have to appreciate the small things. In the end, they really.. read more
Some things we just can't get away from. Lovely lyrical telling of what sometimes is.

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks for the review, Ken. Lydi**
(no i can't change the world but i can change the color of my nail polish and that makes me happy enough) And me as well Lydi! I love this write my friend. ~Sharon

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

SHARON! Wow, a blast from the past! Thank you so much for the review. Lydi**
well said .. taking it with me today Lydia .. especially appreciate
"no i can't change the world
but i can change the color of my nail polish" ...perfect turn .. sublime serenity .. thanks for sharing my friend...a touch of sensuality .. the moon divine .. and ...."...that's okay" ... no need for flowery language ... just down home wisdom gleaned from life lived with acceptance .. love it!
E.
ps. wonderful art work too!

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, E.....especially for noticing the artwork. I search for the art I think will comple.. read more

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