But Who’s Counting?

I am doing what I feel is right.

Sometimes all I am doing is just killing the night.

What has changed from the way things were before?

Now I care and I am cared for.

But a lot of my friends have drifted away.

It’s easier to kill a night than it is to kill a day.

Maybe it’s me, I am keeping things at arms-length.

I am counting only on myself for inner strength.

I picked up to be here because I didn’t know where to go.

At some point, I will have to check out, destination: “I don’t know”.

Yet, maybe the Divine has a design for me.

I prefer polka dots over paisley.

22 thoughts on “But Who’s Counting?

      1. It’s not abstract
        There certain people
        I’ve contacted with
        That this happens
        I can just feel your
        Sincerity,and your honesty
        And I respect you
        This is why I am
        The Sheldon Perspective


  1. Great poem, Harlon. Have to say, I’ve always been a paisley person. You know…the 60’s and 70’s. It turned me that way. Polka dots are pretty great too. And like JoAnna said – the in between.

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    1. I don’t know why, but paisley reminds me of when I worked in the corporate world and had to wear a tie, but that’s a bad kind of paisley. Paisley is also easier to find a rhyme with rather than polka dots. Tie dye, now we’re talking 🙂 Harlon

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        1. Not at all, in fact, you’ve inspired me. I am going to Google how to make tie dye shirts – what a great spring project. And why stop at shirts, I am thinking “ponchos”. If I had a tie dye poncho I’d be the happiest man in the world I think 🙂


    1. Thank you JoAnna for picking up on the reference to the Divine, which may have been a bit encrypted in my post. I don’t often write about my spirituality but as I continue to learn more about living a meaningful life, I am aware that my spirituality plays a big role in my wellness – and it’s something that I have neglected. Thank you for the gentle nudge to stay in touch with that part of my and to foster it. Gentle nudges to you too! Harlon

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