Thursday, September 15, 2016

House Rules: Updated


House Rules: Updated
©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson

Today I am open
to new ways
better treatment
wiser thoughts
nuanced interpretations
broader understanding
measured reactions.

I embrace beauty
over belligerence,
grace over guilt,
release over
retribution.

I dismiss judgment,
impatience, intolerance,
hopelessness, helplessness...

offer negativity,
blame, and bitterness
one night's lodging 
only.

Assignment: a 44-word quadrille using the word "open."

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10 comments:

liv2write2day said...

Yes, yes, yes. This is the joy of being on the end-journey, the stage of life when grace seems so much more available since we have really no need to impress anyone but God. For most of us, I suspect, it takes years to arrive here.

Frank Hubeny said...

I liked how negativity was limited to one night only.

Terra Hangen said...

These changes you write about are good changes. Be open, be open to beauty, I like that.

Rosemarie Gonzales said...

a lovely and reflective poem. :)

Gail said...

Oh, that I could make my poem my reality.

LeAnn said...

I think you aced this one! Always enjoy your skill with words. I especially loved the 2nd verse. Always blessings and hugs for you~

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Good rules!

Stef said...

Someday my house rules will change...but for now, I can enjoy others who are there.

yaya said...

These new rules are perfect! Loved it! As time goes on I find my rules changing too. That's how life is I guess!

brudberg said...

I think house rules like this can move the planet... love them

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