Countless little pleasures and countless little lies
fill our lives with happiness and shield our minds and eyes,
creating balance in our lives as we live out the guise
that life is to be savored—chocolate cake and cherry pies,
pepperoni pizza and hamburgers and fries
with none of them ever showing up upon our thighs!

That we fixate on the pleasures is what may make us wise—

screening truths that can obscure our view of life’s grand highs.
Flowers garlanding the trees and clouds swelling the sky
fill our minds with wonder as we go passing by.
The birthing of a baby holds such wonder and such joy—
another grand rejoicing for each new girl or boy.

Every birth a miracle, as though it were the first—
Like a thirsty thirsty world conquering its thirst.
Through countless grander pleasures and countless larger lies,
we forget for each child born, an older person dies.
We choose what may be best in life and accept the worst—
blowing pretty bubbles—knowing they will burst.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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