30poems – Day 12

(a poem about lessons learned in younger days)

I’m learning to be patient

And I’m learning to worry less

And I’m learning to live with compassion

Not  freak out, when I feel a mess

And I’m learning not to fix things

And I’m learning not to flail

And I’m learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)

Not to pay the bail

And I’m learning to stay still

When I have the urge to run

And I’m learning that it’s much

Much easier to be a peace-filled one

(a nod and gratitude to Judith Viorst)

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