Louise Tredoux

Rookie (Namibia)

Passion For Life


Says the positive voice: Treat the job
as a meditation - I looked at my way of
working like a scatterbrain, dreaming of
glamorous adventures as I washed and
cleaned - tried the meditative approach,
ended up sitting in the lotus position staring
into the distance, feeling the charm of being
becalmed, afterwards finished the job without
existential fear

Rudi came home, made dinner together,
happy conversation, a warm atmosphere,
me being happily spiritual while he did
administrative tasks, contentment within
enabling me to bask in his peaceful
presence - maybe one day I’ll stop
thinking of the world as a dangerous
place and create a safe space in which
Rudi and I can co-exist

In eternal contentment, but not now, of
course, his eyes ablaze with passion
for life - kindling reciprocal passion
in mine…

Submitted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Passion For Life by Louise Tredoux )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes
[Hata Bildir]