Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Mantra (National Poetry Month Special Edition): To A Stranger

mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation".

Every Monday I will post a new thought, idea, or focus for the week. When you need a breather from life, when you need a little inspiration, or when you're about to jump over the conference table and strangle your co-worker, remember the mantra.

Monday Mantra: Be kind to one another
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This world can feel big and overwhelming. It can feel scary and strange. It can also feel warm, loving, and kind. The difference in the way we view the world lies in the way we view each other. 

If we are afraid of one another because of our differences, if we judge without first understanding, if we choose a close mind over an open heart, the world will not just feel big and overwhelming and scary- it will become that. 

If, on the other hand, we remain open to others perspectives, we choose kindness over ill-placed convictions, and we genuinely look for the good in each other, the world will become a place we can all live in together and unafraid.

To A Stranger

If you only knew the things I’ll never say,
The visions in my head that play out every day.
If you only knew all of my regrets,
The things I can’t undo, the words I should have said.
If you only knew the disaster that I feel,
The worst mistake of all that holds my future still.
If you only knew the things I’ll never say,
The words that can’t escape that I hold in every day.
If you only knew the thoughts that I can’t share,
Afraid that you might walk away these thoughts stay hidden here.

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