Time to Look Within

You see the gray creeping in your hair roots.

You see the fat stored in your belly and chin.

You feel the pain in the knees and shoulders.

The outside hurts; time to look within.

 

You see your security swiped by cold greed.

You see your safety shifting to the grim.

You feel the fear rumbling in your chest.

The outside hurts; time to look within.

 

You see your children leave, not returning.

You see your work prospects becoming dim.

You see your friends fall into their graves.

The outside hurts; time to look within.

 

Is there sadness? Is your life unfulfilled?

Is there regret for things that should’ve been?

Is there longing for something unbegotten?

Then it’s time to stop and look within.

 

Pull your joys out of your bucket list.

Don’t set aside what you want to begin.

Appreciate the breaths you take in the morning

And be grateful that you can still look within.

 

©2018 Valerie Hathaway

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