Ardent

Where was I?

I suppose I was just killing time.

I was just thinking,

just wondering what’s going on in my mind.

I feel it sinking, then I feel it floating.

I was afraid, then I feel hope,

but I had no rhyme or nor reason why.

Life is loss and life is always changing,

life is about finding our ways to cope.

Sometimes life is about replacing

and there is no scientific equation to  say that I am gaining

that I am winning the game,

taking each day step by step seems like my best strategy.

Yes, it’s discovering the “why”.

What’s to win?

There is no finish line,

yet somehow I continue to keep me eye

on some kind of prize.

I think that all there is, is to rise with the sun

and set amongst the stars

and to not compare ourselves to others

because we are all struggling

and we all have come so far.

11 thoughts on “Ardent

  1. A very accurate description of life. At first I thought, Harlon is learning by leaps and bounds, but it might be that all the learning you’ve been doing your whole life now has a chance to catch up with you. Of course we’re never done learning, but the coping skills get stronger and we can enjoy the many wondrous moments. When you feel you are sinking, relax and just breathe, observing the lessons, and you will be floating again until you decide to go for a swim, or a hike. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Val, I am learning that life can feel more enriching when we explore the challenging moments as moments of learning. Your writing, your presence, encourage and inspire me. I appreciate it. Much love, Harlon

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