G R A T I T U D E

To write and not to read
- that option wasn’t mine.
And till today, indeed
I found that option fine!

But now, I get this feeling
that I must write, not read.
New thoughts my brain send wheeling
- quite strange it is indeed!

A door has opened up
to places yet unknown
and I feel right on top
a world my very own.

I look into my brain
and find it doing things,
’cause gone is now a strain
and cut are all the strings

that kept my mind enclosed
and mostly in the dark.
But now, I am exposed
when walking in the park

to lots of new ideas,
to thoughts I never had.
I feel among my peers,
my writing isn’t bad.

How long that this may last
I haven’t got a clue.
A hurdle has been past
- a fact long overdue!

I now am feeling free
with open mind and heart,
the latter filled with glee
to have this second start

in life at sixtyone.
Although I have retired
my life yet isn’t done,
because I feel inspired

and feel that I am able
to do quite other things
- and, sitting at my table,
start pulling puppet strings.

Before my very eyes
the puppets start to dance
- from joy, my heart now cries:
to have this second chance!

jensNP

G R A T I T U D E

jensNP

Joined January 2008

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