Treasure Island

David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Spare A Moment



Have you looked up
At the sky today
Cast more than a glance
At the heavens perchance
Or gone about your usual way

Have you raised your face
To the Sun’s warming grace
Have you given
The morning’s dew it’s due
Have you hearkened to the sound
Of birdsong all around
Paid heed
To the Mourning Dove’s coo

When was the last time
You saw the Big Dipper
Seriously watched the Sun
Set and rise
Observed motes of dust…
A long time ago I trust
Since you truly used
And amused your eyes

I f you’ve not done (decently)
At least just one (recently)
Of these simple, Human pleasures
Then you’re only persisting
In the act of existing
And missing out, on Life’s treasures

Shed the bonds of daily duty
Partake a bit of Nature’s beauty
Spare just a moment or two let’s say…
Look at the flower, feel the cosmic power
When you look into
…the sky today…

Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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