Wednesday, January 23, 2013

IMPATIENCE (c) By Polly Guerin

How did these levels of impatience grow?

Believe me, it is hard to remember, to know

I’m not making excuses, but there’s reason

We’ve outgrown patience, each season

Electronics prompt us with immediate action

Could this be the culprit of our reaction?

Instant photos promote immediate sharing

Sometimes without the personal touch ‘caring’

Click on ‘send’ emails expect quick response

Before we’ve had time to digest words to launch

No time to savor the moment, life’s treasures

Instant gratification escalated beyond measure

Navigating with speed through web pages

Frustration, even anger prompt the ages

To feel stress and bewildered by loss

Electronic immediacy has become boss

Now is the time to step back and demand

To turn off stress and let us understand

That the more patient we become, dear friends

Better health, better decisions result in the end.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

INTO THE SILENCE (c) By Polly Guerin

Mickey Raina, Fine Art America #25       
Take time to refresh, replenish

Seek the void to relinquish

All the stress a day imparts

Dust it off and now restart

Regain composure, be content

Luxuriate in private time spent

Recharging your commonsense

A wonderful way to reinvent

Your dreams, reality and goals

Find yourself as the day enfolds

Still, the silence is so serene

Here find refuge from the scene

Protected in some secret place

Settle down out of the race

And find solace in quietude

Escape from society, if rude

Encounters sadden our heart

Even before the day has start

Dwell on reasons to be content

With private time pleasantly spent.