I have spent much time since starting this blog considering moments from my life. Yesterday I read the blog of a fellow blogger. He has been sharing his recent struggle with cancer and trying in the process to make sense of it all. I am not sure what it is but as I read so many blogs I find myself more and more asking myself what and why. What is it I hope to achieve in the time I have left on the planet? Also, I ask why it is I do the things I do.
I am no great wordsmith like so many of the blogs I read. I cannot express myself in verse like Angel Star. I could go on and on and list blog after blog that inspires me with the art they show or the words they write.
So I asked myself again, what and why? I do not for one minute think that this post today will be of any interest to you the reader, so I apologise. Today is a bit of self indulgence.
What I Long To Be.
I long to live as gently as I can,
Soft and worthy as a man
To face life daily good or bad,
To remember, for what it is I stand.
When failure comes as oft it does,
To take it by the hand.
To learn from moments such as these.
A better man to better please.
To never give to shame or sin.
That I may be at peace within.
To stand for what I know is right.
And never fear to face that fight.
To leave some simple things behind.
That those that follow, have me in their mind.
To be at one as each day comes.
With earth and water, wind and fire
To be the gentle man is my desire.
That some may look and consider me kind.
And give thanks for what I leave behind.
The artwork is discussed on my other blog. The Last Leaf Along The Beach