It seems that I have lost the “drive” to write. I no longer have pen and paper handy at all times to record for posterity any and all of my inklings, full-fledged ideas or mere inspirations. No, I now play games on my laptop and my Kindle. I listen to music on my I-Pod through my wireless headphones and really enjoy watching television movies with them on as loudly as I want, so as not to disturb anyone else in the house. In other words I have allowed these devices to replace my creativity. Though occasionally, I do come up with something that I find to be worthy of print, the following is one of these. I do hope that you enjoy it, and if so, please comment. (My ego could use some encouragement)..
Have a great Sunday,
The Living Blanket
Life is like a blanket,
woven of many threads
while some have blankets thick and warm
and soft pillows for their heads,
others have blankets thin and bare
and some are seldom spread.
But all blankets may be mended
up until the day they’re shred.
So handle your own blanket
with tender love and care
and wrap yourself in all that’s fine
and in all that’s good and fair
and then lend out all the corners
you can spare.
For what makes the finest blanket
are the threads that we all share.
April, 9, 2015
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