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Being Content
by E T Waldron
Sunday, April 08, 2012
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In an ephemeral world one
can never hope for true

I learned that, some like what
they become familiar with
while others want something
new every time

Neither is wrong, but where
there's too high an expectation
satisfaction suffers a loss

More than ever I see beyond
to the everlasting way that
looms in my future

This is where I must turn my
focus, knowing no other issue
matches it in importance

Too much emphasis is placed
on mundane matters , which
have no lasting virtue, trying to
please, what can't be pleased

Learn to enjoy what we have
knowing it is fleet at best
prepare for the glorious love
to come, that is eternal

So, I'll smile back at the stars as
they wink at me, and tell them
I'll be joining them soon, until then
I dream in loves cocoon 



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Reviewed by Richard Orey
In my earlier years, I seemed driven to do and to accomplish all manner of dreams, wanting ever more. One day I realized that what I wanted most I already had. That's the day that I came to understand that "being content" is wanting what you have.

I still like to do and to accomplish but it's tempered by knowing how blessed I am. Now, when a certain need wants to move me, I'll just smile at the stars and enjoy the moment.

You are a wonderful writer, Eileen, always sharing a beautiful combination of words and offering a life-lesson in the mix.

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader)
So beautifully expressed and I am in total agreement! Loved this poem!
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Eileen, eternity in a peaceful cocoon filled with everlasting love - your visions are wise and pure of heart my dear friend - I wish you love and peace - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Such beautifully crafted and sparklingly wise insights ~
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Oh mighty soothsayer, your cocoon suits you. Sometimes people just feel guilty about contentment for no reason. Such a spoiler that. Patrick
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
E T,

Wonderful poem about just being satisfied with, watch the stars, beautiful

Reviewed by Asa Seeley
not easy being content in the crazy world but like you ive found that 'the stars' sure help. thanks for sharing

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Lovely poetry as always you make your readers find peace and light within each line. I too love your last line...

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
well written-and good advice as well!
Reviewed by jude forese
purely aesthetic and delightfully inspired poem, Eileen ... "dream in love's cocoon" great image ...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Wisdom sings, love the ending :)
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
love the wisdom throughout...indeed expectation will always create mischief
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
I shall be joining you in the stars, Eileen and we shall rise, shine and wink for the beauty of peace and contentment of an eternal life in the heavens. GBQ
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Love's cocoon–What a lovely thought. Reminds me of the movie, “Cocoon” . A very thoughtful poem indeed.

Such contentment bring deep and lasting peace, you are truly practicing well, your journey into the future. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Donna Chandler
As the years pass, more and more quickly, I become more and more content with my life, knowing that, as you phrased so well, too much emphasis is placed on mundane matters. Be well and be happy.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Day dreaming is the best part of life, I think, though to be able to still wink at the stars is kind of nice too...e
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Learn to enjoy what we have,
knowing it is fleet at best

How so very true, Sis.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Dreams are wishful thinking with added oomph. I especially like the way you made the point that it is impossible "trying to / please, what can't be pleased." Therein lies the the true nature of a stress-filled life.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
..and that's where i dream, too, Eileen;
so much with you in spirit, imagination
and kinship here

Reviewed by Amor Sabor
Love these sentiments, Eileen. Your words cannot be any truer than this with a grand wisdom that gives inspiration to those in need of sage advice. "The mundane has no lasting virtue" Excellent write as always from you.
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