How We See It

All around the world today, it seems that people
are reeling from disasters — natural or man-made.

I am not here to ask you what you’re going to do
about it — I admire you for just showing up.

A little dog licks my hand. She doesn’t care about
the news, she just likes the salty taste on my skin.

Two Hummingbirds battle over access to the feeders,
even though there are three of them in the garden.

As a result, neither of the two contestants are able
to relax and enjoy the nectar waiting for them.

Men and women fall in love online, but never actually
meet in person. Texting is less messy, and more safe.

If people from the earlier times could visit and observe
this world as it is today, how would they react?

Would they be in awe of the progress we’ve made,
or think they’re witnessing the prophesied “Last Days”?

A week after I clean the fish tank, I need to do it again.
It would be easier without fish, but what fun is that?

Whatever we think about this world, it often turns out
to be something else. Depending on how we see it,
that’s invariably how it will be for us.


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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