Be at peace and tread softly on the delicate egg shells,

There is more than enough time to boldly blunder on,

Let the waters lap at your feet as the tide swells,

You have no power over the waves, you are not the moon or the sun.


Let the winds tussle your hair as they will,

Do not interfere with their soft caresses,

The maelstrom is not yours to command.

You have no say on which face the breeze blesses.


Accept that the earth will move beneath your feet,

Accept that all mountains will crumble to dust,

Accept that all things will run their own course complete,

Accept your faithful observance, because you must.


And as the cliffs fall and your toes touch the oceans,

And the moon rakes the waters across Earth's face,

Accept that you only have the slightest of notions,

Of all life's beauty and grace.


◄ Riffing On Divinity

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 7th Aug 2019 22:14

Thank you Lisa and Hazel, I felt a bit bad because I've not really been on the site reading as much just lately what with everything that's going on, so haven't really been offering as much support as I've received. So kind comments at the moment are particularly appreciated. We'll get the funeral done and then hopefully should start to get back to normal. Thanks again.

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Wed 7th Aug 2019 21:12

Once again Jason, you have created amazing beauty with words

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Hazel ettridge

Wed 7th Aug 2019 20:50

Like a prayer. Very lovely.

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 6th Aug 2019 19:48

Thanks Heart, wrote it this morning over a coffee. Whilst all our lives are huge to us, on a universal scale, we're bugs on a windshield.
I'm not deterred though, because our lives are still the biggest thing that we'll experience.

J. x

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Heart of Lead

Tue 6th Aug 2019 18:36

Really good, as always. I thought at the end it would be some aspect of the small dent we have, but it is simply that we can hardly observe it all, much less have an impact. Beautifully written.

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Jason Bayliss

Tue 6th Aug 2019 16:59

It always makes me laugh, how in control people think they are when really were just just trying to fill a minute with 60 seconds run, to paraphrase one of the greatest poets of all time.

And yes, there is comfort in our smallness, it reminds us that we're not responsible for everything.

Thanks Devon.

J. x

Devon Brock

Tue 6th Aug 2019 13:23

Jason, sometimes we need to reminded of just how small we really are, I certainly know that I do. In that smallness is comfort and liberation, I find. Thank you for this.


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Jason Bayliss

Tue 6th Aug 2019 11:18

Thank you so much Merey, life is such a fleeting thing, it's surprising how few times we stop and allow all of our senses to inform us, and when we do, we often wonder why we don't do it more.

J. x


Tue 6th Aug 2019 11:15

Extremely motivational. Uplifting the spirits incredibly. Beautiful expressions and imagery used and nature harnessed meticulously.


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