The Antidote

Even though I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment
when this or that gets done, doing nothing also pleases
me, like an old cat curling up in the late day sun.

I made my big decisions when I was a younger man.
Now I relax amidst the consequences of my former plan.

Anything can happen, life’s changeable that way.
How it all will work out, who can really say?

So many different types of people I have met
throughout this life. Some have shown me
kindness, others showed me strife.

Regardless of whatever face they may have brought,
each has been a priceless gift — so futile now,
I realize, to judge and to resist.

These days I count my blessings, far more than
I can name. This world at heart is innocent,
beyond all need for praise or blame.

Yes, there still is greed and fear, and far too many
acts of violence. The antidote, from what I’ve learned,
is only love, and the wisdom borne from silence.


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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