by Janice Wood
I thought today how funny it all is
The effort, the expense of energy
To change things against all odds.
I thought today how strange the world
Is behaving when it seems we have
Lost our way.
I had forgotten, too.
there is always another solution.
We just reach out and want to believe
That it is up to us.
We want to believe that it is up to us.
Have we all forgotten our sense?
Have we all abandoned our inner voice?
that always speaks to you when we ask a question?
Do we listen to the answer and ignore it?
Do you still hear it- Or is it drowned
Out under today’s distractions?
I had forgotten to listen
What reminded me was
I remembered I was missing
I went searching.
I went on a quest.
I could tell no one because I could not remember what I
was searching for. So I,
Went to the market;
I went to the shoe store;
I went to church. I went to school
I visited friends.
I waited for someone to remind me.
I went everywhere. I even visited other countries.
Then once in a dream, I heard someone
Speak my name.
I awakened, I remembered.
Now I listen all the time.