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The Important Insignificant

She's become lost in small
The oh so important insignificant
Living in her world of do, do
Doing so much
Accomplishing so little
Head down 
Sun shining on top of her head
Complaining about the heat
Can't look up
Too concerned about her feet
Skin once dark
Now white like a sheet

Better moments
Floating past her head
Instead of seeing happy
She sees red instead
You might find her joyful
Unless you listen to what is said
She seems alive but inside she's dead

For her
others can't seem to get it right
Their failures, keep her up at night
Her disapproval rides high
She flys it like a kite
Subtley expressed
With a smile so bright
yet in her eyes there is no light
Hands by her side
In fists clenched tight

I'm left wondering
Is this really working for her
Rigid thoughts solid 
Now starting to blur
All those moments wasted 
Completly lost for sure
If only she would listen
I would gladly talk to her

she grasps onto small
So things remain
just as they were
No other way of thinking 
occurs to her

Still, I wish to see fully
Beneath the critical
To see her beautiful
Her enlargened wonderful
A discarded miserable
Within a single thought
Her life could start
True freedom within life's art
Right now and here
Best moment better year
A less expectant
Gentler ear

Then she will find
Other small things that matter
Becoming less lost
Searching out softer ways
Exchanging a sharp tongue
For one of praise
Living to appreciate
No more wasted days
Less doing
More relaxing
Far more 


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  1. Date: 1/26/2015 2:48:00 PM

    I find many blessing where hearts are in timely motion with the reality that, love can be a beautiful thing, found in any costume ! Beautiful write sir ! Have a blessed day.....much love, james
  1. Date: 1/26/2015 9:43:00 AM

    Less is more . . . our culture fills so much busyness that we lose ourselves . . . be still is something I am trying to cultivate. Another great write . . . and of course, always thought provoking!! 7
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 9:47:00 PM

    So nice to read your verse this evening! A very cool stream. Light & Love
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 4:21:00 PM

    I thought somewhere along the line you'd say this is Martha...You know how Mary knew what was significant and Martha...well, she sounds like the lady in this poem. Very beautiful, Richard. Your way with words has always spoken to my heart. Beautiful...
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 4:12:00 PM

    A brilliant write as usual, Mr. West Coast Man! Mild and less snow out here for a change! YEEHAW!
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 3:40:00 PM

    Well written poem, Richard. You really get into the essence of your subject. I was intrigued.
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 3:25:00 PM

    Smile i meant not dmile..Oops sorry!
  1. Date: 1/25/2015 3:21:00 PM

    If only..There is a song which goes 'Would you let me see beneath your beautiful tonight'..Im listening to it in the background,while reading this powerful poem.Somehow I connected them together.If the look in her eyes doesnt match the dmile on her face..That speaks volumes.Powerful poem Richard.A fav!