When life seems hard
and days look grim,
return to your center,
return to your soul

Once within, where all is well,
open yourself to heartfelt joy.
Laugh out loud and sing all day.
Teach your soul to play.

Walk barefoot in dew wet grass.
Smile real wide to all who pass.
Clap your hands and tap your toes.
Teach your soul to play.

Return again to who you are,
Filled with wonder, love and awe.
Look within, but glow outside.
Show the world you play.

Gus Daum


About degus221

A Kansan who has migrated to Oregon.
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5 Responses to TURNING BACK

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Very nice. Love the third stanza particularly.


  2. MaryJo says:

    Your playful, lilting word choices made this fun to read, demonstrating (showing) us how to play! Nice, Gus.


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