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Living Life

…The next few Poems I’ll be posting were written while I was on my Journey.  There weren’t many, but what I wrote, I feel begins to show my change in perspective, as Life for me evolved over the course of some 1200 miles, walked alone, with only momentary (albeit Blessed) instances where I came in to contact with the “real world”, and escaped from my head…  Even once I’d come to the more populated portion(s) of CA, the time spent by myself typically outweighed the precious moments spent with the Blessed few.  So here you go, for your reading pleasure:


Living Life


Such beauty in LIfe

and it’s all around!

So easily turned,

that frown upside down!


Treasuring the moment,

remembering the past,

so precious, too few,

memory alone, makes them last!


So little time,

and so much to do,

slow down a bit,

and enjoy the view!


We’re offered so many,

those, that, precious rare moment,

don’t let it slip away,

you’ll find only discontent!


Among people, or trees,

Love every little bit of Life!

Such joys can be known,

refusing to Live in strife!


©  11AUG2010                                               James Elron Mings


I am a Writer and Poet, Construction Worker with a Union, would be Organic Farmer, Son, Brother, Cousin, Friend, and a few others. I would like to add a few more; Husband, father, .... the list will grow! I am currently working on personal growth, publishing my first book, becoming a Journeyman in the Carpenters Union, learning more of Gardening and Green things, and embracing Life as it comes! Life and Love are only as easy as we allow them to be, but are ever present, when we are ready to embrace them! Time is a tricky, devious thing, and Life is never easy. Nor should it be, the challenge is how we grow! While ever developing mentally and Spiritually over the last decade, The "obstacles to progress" are morphing into challenges to be met, and are ever changing. Such is the amazing Wonder that is Life, as we Learn, as we Grow! Too much structure is at the very heart of institutionalization, and not enough is the path to chaos. Learning that balance I believe is a Life-long challenge. One of many, as balance(s) is(are) ever changing too! All the while (and, as we ALL are...), I am, have been, and continue to be, so very Blessed!! Divine Providence, the "Finger of God", or even a reference to "Footprints"; all and more apply! The Energy of Life is all around us! Creating, Energizing, Healing, Invigorating! Life feeds the Energy of Life! Call It/Them how/by/what you will... Their presence and influence in and upon my Life has been amazing, and I could not, and would not, be who or where I am (NONE of us would/could be), without Them! Divine Providence, Creators/Masters of the multi-verse, the Spark of Life, the Energy that Nourishes, Higher Power, whatever/however you so choose to acknowledge our own smallness in the Universe! Without Their Love, Their Guidance, we are lost. We are sick, we are incomplete, when we lack the Faith to Heal and be Whole! I am growing, and Healing, and Learning, and am greatly in need thereof. But I AM growing, and Healing, and Learning! And so the Light "at the end of the tunnel" Shines ever bright! And Day by Day, I struggle, to be better than I was the day before, and to be prepared to be even better tomorrow! Hallelujah! Aloha! Namaste! As-Salàmu Àlaykum! Peace!

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