Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘ill’

20131009

In poetry, rumination on 20131009 at 21:03

《the way》
dear little one,
the world is yours.
the world was yours
even before you belonged
to it.
it was, is, and will be
your redemption as often
as it will be your nemesis.
do not be afraid, for fear
will not carry your burdens
nor will it shelter you
from the elements.
have hope as much as will
allow triumph
over the ills of present,
but none so much that
you deceive yourself
of the realities of the future
or the consequences of the past.
days of sorrow will weave
a tight knit alongside joy,
neither with warning
nor with limitation.
you shall persist because
you know of nothing else,
not only because you will it.
for as a mortal, possibility
is as finite only as is time.
what tomorrow will bring you,
yesterday has already taken
away, with a fluidity that
surprises with subtlety.
you will love and hurt,
feel pain and transfer pain.
you will always forgive
because the alternative
is no alternative.
fairness and justice
will oft be at odds
with one another and for you.
you will not always deserve
your destiny, but you will
decide not to deny it.
for tonight, the sun sets low,
but tomorrow, high,
high shall the sun rise up.
oh, little one, until tomorrow,
good night.

20110427

In aphorism, proverb on 20110428 at 02:24

Strength wilted to impressionability can be reborn if rooted in sensitivity.

Steel is strong not for its unwillingness to bend, but for its will to form.

If germs of illness can be spread, so too, can germs of wellness be sowed.

20110404

In proverb, rumination on 20110404 at 07:51

Reserve kindness not only for the poor, the ill, the weary; lend a smile to the able, that they might pass it on.

20090329

In aphorism, proverb on 20090329 at 11:25

A friend may have a slip of the tongue, but never a slip of the heart.

A still fly is a dead fly.

Many ills are accomplished while good will is promised, in the name of religion.