Take it as it comes
Pondering was yesterday
Then for an hour as a follow-up
Now is the time
For spirit to meet flesh
We have to do something mortal
It’s time, and it’s the life we have
There might be a spark of
Not to forsake
But there’s the sun with
We must get started
There’s a road
It will not shine this way again
There was a sign
Or simply some hardheadedness
We’ve packed books
Paper and pen with which to write
Time to go
The better things are waiting
It’s all right, it’s all still there
Please don’t be ready
A few things, sure
I don’t think we should wait that long
C L Couch
Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash
Washington Square Park, New York, United States
February 19, 2020 at 7:24 pm
Perhaps we should ponder what it is we should do before we go at it like a bull at a gate. If it’s to go on that round the world cruise, or strew our litter over the Himalayas maybe we ought to ponder a bit longer?
February 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm
Goodness, yes, we should. Aren’t there simpler ways to travel? And how about packing up our trash? It’s easy, we can recognize it, it’s our trash. Then there’s the crazy notion about leaving a place cleaner than we found it.
February 20, 2020 at 3:51 pm
There’s something about the way people behave when they’re 1) in a group 2) away from home 3) paid something to be there, that makes them think they have every right to trash a place. They paid for the trip, it’s not their back yard, and everybody else is doing it so…
I’d like to know how people think they can leave a place ‘cleaner’ than nature arranged it. I know about the ‘tidier’ fanatics. They are just sad.
February 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm
My sister and brother-in-law travel a good deal and are often dismayed at the people from the USA they encounter. I’m sure I’d cringe, too, over the sense of privilege lived out in another nation, where we are the guests and not there to patronize, trash, and leave. Not that all USA folk do that or that it is unique among travelers from this country. But it’s the world we’re wrecking, folks. The one we have now and for a long, long while to come.
I hadn’t thought of aberrant tidiers before. There are those who believe they know what’s best anywhere and everywhere and so don’t hesitate to re-order things, so to speak, to make them just like home. Do better than nature? Come on!
February 20, 2020 at 1:44 pm
Lovely poem. We can ponder things in our life – but then we should move on and live our life.
February 20, 2020 at 7:40 pm
Thank you! Thinking things over is good–but then, as you say, it’s time to move on. To get out there.