(Reflections after Thanksgiving)
All the things that happened
in the past, and the ones that
are about to happen,
all flowed out/all will flow
out of life's huge cornucopia:
good and bad harvests in food,
health, career, even relationships;
could be bitter, too little, too much
of sour, salt, spices, and of sugar
We make choices from what flows
out...some are promising, others turn
disastrous...some are happy with
just enough...there are those who
opt for a spill over their rims, and
get inebriated......or overdosed.
We've lived through poverty, wealth,
trials and tribulations, triumphs,
failures, birth and death, as well.
They say, a blending of spices, of
bad and good...of black and white,
of positive and negative energy,
brings out a certain balance...
angels, demons in human clothes
trying to claim each other...trying
to claim the populace....diseases
plague us...distorted minds distort
the true essence of democracy,
we end up conquered...or conqueror;
we may mellow down, or get worse.
Such a diverse horn of plenty!
Yet, we got free will and discernment,
so we may not be duped by lies
wrapped in bright white satin,
it's really up to us.
Also, it won't hurt to be grateful
more often...not only in November...
©Rosalia Rosario A. Bayan
December 1, 2020