Kim van Breda

Rookie (1 February / Cape Town/ South Africa)

Essentials


“ESSENTIALS”

Cluttered contents exposed by an open cupboard door
Time once again the enemy—staring at the clock on the wall
Just two nights— in Paris- ‘luggage’ and ‘baggage’ to be kept small
Life becomes weighted with each passing day
Reflections on life—real ‘Essentials’ to pack on our way

SIMPLICITY—life is far too complicated- new goals to be reached
Striving for social standing, wealth, bigger and better in being
Past failures, future gains—elusive happiness remains
Present moments, not projected perfection to be gained

PEACE—that comes from knowing—who we are and where we are going
Avoiding criticism, being judgemental of others
Peace grows from the heart, not the head
Tolerating ourselves and others instead

GRATITUDE—appreciating small things we learn awareness and discernment
Counting our blessings daily, we finally grasp our gratitude
Life becomes meaningful when lived for others
Self-importance and stress disappear- becoming soul lovers


Copywright©2013—Kim van Breda

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Lessons in life that are difficult to apply

Comments about this poem (Essentials by Kim van Breda )

  • Rookie Frank James Davis (4/12/2013 7:41:00 PM)

    Insight fosters wisdom to create an extremely worthwhile offering.
    You really gave us a lot to consider, Kim.
    Kudos! (Report) Reply

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