Seasons of Change

Maria Malone By Maria Malone, 22nd Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is a light at the end of the tunnel. A change in attitude is difficult but not impossible. Not all days can be sunny and bright. Some days bring drenching rain that leave little to do but wait it out for this too will end, and after the rain there may even be a rainbow.

Move Mountains

There is a well known prayer called, "The Serenity Prayer" which is the common name for an originally untitled prayer by the theologian Reinhold Niebuhrand. It has been adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and other twelve-step programs and goes like this:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

We all deserve to be happy and to live in peace. If something is standing in the way, it is worth the effort to try and right the wrong(s) in your life so that you can live a happy and contented life. I wrote the following Haiku poem to reflect the work involved in tackling the problems that stand between acceptance and change. One thing is certain, if you don't try to change things, things will most likely never change.

Move Mountains (Haiku)


Move Mountains Between
Just Rewards You Deserve;
Attitudes Can Change.

When It Rains Negative Thoughts


'See the glass half full'
is what I was always taught,
'Find that ray of hope'
for this I have always fought,
But today negative thoughts
have arrived in drenching rain
as gray settles into a saturating pain.
To see the cup half empty where once half full
finds little reason and a wonder if insane...
When all fight is gone, only rain with which to mull
Until a realization that this feeling will wane
and merely to hold fast, for all things pass,
is surely a remedy; a feeling of right
Until a rosy image again replaces night
and lifts the gray, now spent to streaming sun
(so lucky if by chance a rainbow to see)
The glass now half full again, a wonderful sight
when the pain takes flight after the rain is done,
In time wisdom to reveal a greater light.

Summer is Ending

As the sun is quietly setting into a summer that is ending
A calming message unto my heart is transcending
Captured now by this cool breeze swaying o'er the bay
That drew me back to this place so many summer days
For with these final days a subtle change is on the way
In every sunny ray a cooler breeze sways every blade
In anticipation of autumns crisp air and vibrant shades
As summer gives way and graciously fades..............




The Serenity Prayer Reference: Wikipedia

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

So very true, after the rain there can be the rainbow. If not, there is always the comfort that not all inconveniences are meant to last. Inspiring pieces, Maria :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Maria, such beauty and hope in your poems and article...I have always changed the art work and color scheme of my house to celebrate each season, small things pillows dry flower arrangements, cherished pottery my kids made for me long ago in their school days...each season I feel sad packing the old objects away and joy re-discovering the " new seasons objects. The season change for me has always been an emotional time...your poem reflected that feeling beautifully, thank you my friend...

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author avatar Retired
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Nice work--including quotes and references. I've always loved the glass half full metaphor. ;-))

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author avatar Maria Malone
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Phoenix, Delicia and R.D., I so appreciate your lovely input. : )

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

I love your poem, Maria. As Rd says, the metaphors liven it up. Very beautiful, my friend.

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author avatar Maria Malone
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Buzz!

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Beautiful Maria. Loved your little Haiku poem, which says so much in so few words. A brilliant share. Thank you.

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author avatar Maria Malone
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Steve for your kind input!

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author avatar Songbird B
24th Aug 2011 (#)

I loved the images and poetry of this, Maria, a joy to read...What a lovely share from such a talented writer...

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author avatar Maria Malone
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Bev, you are too kind!

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Beautiful and wise words.....I've always been a glass half full kind of person, but I've had my times when negativity takes hold. It just takes a small shift in thinking to bring me back. Your poem expresses this so perfectly. Thank you for this lovely share, my friend.

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author avatar Carol
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Lovely poetry and pics Maria. Many thanks

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author avatar Maria Malone
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks Carol and Carol K. for stopping by, I appreciate your kind words!

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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2011 (#)

It just amazes me how you poets can make such big statements, with such few words, great job hon. I love the photos and the words have touched my heart, in more ways than I can explain. What a uplifting piece of art. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Malone
27th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Denise, I am so glad you can relate. A rainbow often does appear after it rains, you just have to weather through it!

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author avatar Retired
13th Sep 2011 (#)

nice info, I like it

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
4th Nov 2011 (#)

This is wonderful!! :-)

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author avatar Maria Malone
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks Retired and Bridgitte, I appreciate it!

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