Change is the steady pulse of human existence
For without a doubt, it interjects itself
Unfailing into the course and scheme of life
Thus with the armour of this knowledge, be prepared
To confront the aspect of change should it appear
Even if its essence would take more time to conquer.
Be of good courage.
This rosebud like any other …
Foretells in understated measure
The wonder of the beauty still to
Blossom forth with grandeur, amid
The intricate bond of life and time.
But this rosebud, beyond the usual splendor
Ceaseth not in the promise of optimism, for it
Springs eternal, beckoning with an elevating
Message of hope, yet seeking to be recognized
And embraced for the enduring nature of the
Fullness of its potential and reassurance within.
YemilBenjoy Copyright October 2012
Do not castigate yourself endlessly
Nor subject yourself to constant reproach, or
Incessantly scathing personal recrimination,
For, but imperfect is our life journey, and
Blemished certain trails we sometimes pursue.
Yet know ye, that even the stalwart and ramrod
Of disposition are indeed still malleable, but
Shielded with the distinction of determination
Resolve not to disintegrate under the scrutiny, and
Limelight of the flawed existence of mortality.
Rather, cloak thyself with clear and piercing insight
To acknowledge frailties and experiences therefrom.
Arm thyself with the refuge of wisdom, to ensure
That thy perspective is unveiled in assessment
Of the failings that attend within thine existence.
Dwell not on the limitations or infirmities of the mould
Nay, courage most ardently seek, sufficient grace to
Forgive thyself embrace, while nurturing steadfastly the
Peace that elevates the spirit and dissipates confusion,
And with the confidence of maturity acquired through
Lessons, advance beyond the stagnation of shortcomings
To forge onward with confidence and enduring hope.
YemilBenjoy Copyright September 2012