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Nov 2018
There is time for thought
During this daily walk
There is no need to achieve
No need to count steps
Or tally blocks or miles or minutes
Leisure is on-deck
Time away from work
Time away from expectations
Time when the only eyes evaluating
The steps, the distance, the pace
Is you

Pressure mounts step by step
Shifting attention from the trees
The falling leaves, the birds,
Returning to self-centered issues
Returning to thoughts that evaluate
Judgments about the past
Become concerns for the future
Has enough been accomplished
Has enough been stored
For what is to come

Current experience happens
Yet passes by
Without appreciation
Without being savored
Being becomes anxiety
Being becomes guilt
Being becomes non-being
The question is repeated
Constantly nagging
“Why is it so hard to become
Aware of the present
And why is it so hard to stay
With the moment?”
Will life be long enough
For one to accept
That this is good-enough
That this moment
Is life
And it is good
Good enough
Being here, being now
Just sharing what seems to me to be an "eternal question"
William A Poppen
Written by
William A Poppen  Tennessee
(Tennessee)   
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