May 4, 2015

The Opposite of Worry. {Poem}


When I am worried

it’s the usual suspects

the bills that wait

did my son read enough today

am I behind at school

is there something

i forgot to do

or 10 things,

the relentless companion of my mind,



I think I may have grown

just a little lately

worry and I have reached an uneasy hiatus

at bedtime I am trying

to trade worry for gratitude

and intention

I leave the day behind

with my whole heart

and begin again tomorrow.


I go to sleep light and free of the angst.

I am wholly flawed and err daily

but this simple attempt

again and again

is bringing just a taste of something that

worry cannot coexist with.



Relephant Read:

Buddhist rule re: Worrying


Author: Keeley Milne

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: courtesy of the author

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