Lying on the bed this morning,

I saw the cerulean grey sky : a checkered pattern of clouds, streaks and waves

I saw the blue dome of the building across: a silhouette on that washed canvas

I saw the birds: free, their wings spread, gliding on the vast dance floor

And I told myself   –

Today, focus on the good

But the monkey in my brain preferred so much the bad

And I told myself 

Today, you have a million reasons to smile

But the one reason that weighed me down cast a shadow over the rest

And I told myself 

Today, celebrate friendship and love

But  my incalcitrant heart  preferred to mourn betrayal and manipulation

As I lay and continued to look,

I saw the sun – light up the dance floor and color the canvas a hint of orange-red

I saw a halo of clouds around the dome and tiles illuminated by the rays

I saw the rays sneak in through the window and kiss my eyelids

They told me, ‘Rise’

And so I rose-

My heart, my brain and I

Like the Sun

Took this picture outside a shop window in Ubud, Bali


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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

7 replies on “I told myself today

    1. Waking up to your comment makes it a good day instantaneously :). Thank you. It’s always great to hear from you.
      Sometimes, one just has to try harder to see the good things around right?

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