I am

I am perfect as I am

or maybe not perfect

a mind made sham.

In the mirror, I look, I see

a fat persona, a big fat me.

Accept what is or what to do

cells divide far and few

renewal switched to repeat

a lab experiment or human feat

time manmade, manmade time

Mother Nature’s written rhyme.

Fast some –  forward

food that’s fast

energy drain not energy blast

yoyo diet, fat boy slim

couch potato, then to gym

Lift some iron, drop some pounds

then regain,  fat rebounds.

The cycle turns once again

read the books, know the score

digital fitness, apps and more.

Pop some pills, burn some fat

Big Pharma is where it’s at.

Waste your hard earned,

splash that cash

vitamins, minerals, body mend

latest gimmick, faddy trend.

A mind made image, do I see

A real reflection or another me?

I am perfect as I am

I am perfect

I am

I am…

© Liola Lee 2019

Sometimes we strive for a perfection that is not real. Sometimes we feel not good enough for whatever reason. Often we have a distorted image of ourselves. Sometimes it’s about learning to love yourself…

 

 

 

 

 

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Call me

confusion reigns just now for me

life moves forward

then steps back three

this way that way

a choice to make

a chance a risk

shall I take?

taking time to work things out

first a whisper then a shout

voices calling on the phone

unknown faces verbal tone

anger danger people scared

ringing me as if I cared

but care I do hence my confusion

this job’s for real

no illusion

© Liola Lee 2019

Short poem about whether to take a job dealing with people in crisis…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beside the Sea…

A quick post to say hello to all of you in the world of words here in the blogosphere. I hope that you are all well, and that the Universe is being kind to you both in your personal lives and in your creative endeavours. I have not been on here much just lately as I am busy with the busyness of life away from my keyboard. Family matters are high on the agenda just now, and I find that my mind is elsewhere just because that is how it is. This is only temporary, and sometimes it is okay to step back. Sometimes that step back is thrown upon you with no warning, and sometimes it is a matter of choice. Either way it is okay. As I believe everything happens for a reason, I find that I am just taking everything in my stride, and know that I will deal with whatever the Universe sends my way. Everything that happens is a blessing or a lesson, sometimes both.

A couple of days and nights each week I am spending my time with my Mum in Tankerton, here on the South Eastern Coast. My sisters and I are here on a rotational shift basis as our Mum now needs us. She has always been there for us while we were growing up and as grown ups, though in the eyes of a parent you are always a child. Our roles have become reversed with us in the caring role, and our Mum being cared for. That said, her body may not be as strong as it once was, her mind however misses nothing and she remains astute and present.

So although, I am on slightly un-chartered territory just now, I have an opportunity to spend quality time with a truly precious and remarkable woman who has been instrumental in helping me grow into the woman I have become.  Time is the operative word here. Time is precious, and it is the one thing that once given, you can never get back so this time like all time  is to be treasured. Sometimes we forget just how precious a commodity it is. We forget to be grateful as we rush through life in our rush to get things done. Now for a couple of days during the week, I get to escape the roller coaster that is my life, and get to breathe in the sea air and take time out to think. I get to walk along the seafront and do a walking meditation in the mornings before breakfast. This morning, the sea was choppy, the wind  chilly, the sun shinning, and the dog walkers out in force. Cyclists, walkers, runners and meditators all finding their way along the sea path. Our paths are not always clear nor always straight but they are the paths that take us to where we are going. It’s always lovely to arrive at a lovely destination but how we get there is the adventure.

Anyway, I just thought to say hello. I hope you have a beautiful day and and wish something wonderful comes your way to make you smile, make you laugh and make you grateful.

Blessed be!

© Liola Lee 2019

Image captured is looking out to sea in Tankerton. Image was captured on my phone so is not great but you get a sense of tranquility and peace. 

 

 

 

 

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