Why should we contemplate?
Is it to lift ourselves to a higher plain
so that we can look at our own faults,
or is it to consider those of our companions?
Are we to judge ourselves,
our own shortcomings?
Are we able to correct
those inner faults that we suppress?
Who is able to be both judge and jury?
We may put ourselves in God’s trust!
We are limited in our interpretation,
our blindness can be its own limitation!
The pottery shards are a little like the pathway of life;
sharp as cinders, yet they are man made.
Many people will crawl, hesitating, not willing to go forward
while others will rush on not savouring potential delights.
The highways, concrete expressways, offer freedom,
yet little is gained in our effort to save time!
If we are unable to pause, to stop and to enjoy
those wonderful destinations, when will we hope to arrive?
Good moments are timeless and worthy of note!
It is better to control where we stop
than be trapped in the daily traffic jam
where temper may be the temptation of lost moments.
Let us look again at our environment.
We can pause and appreciate much
within the scope of our vision
and we can be lifted up above all restrictions.
Think on the practical experiences
and savour the special moments.
Let your companions benefit from their sharing
of your quick wit and deep friendship.
Thoughts will be your mode of transport!
Bridges can be built by a greater appreciation
of life’s endless journey as the participant
amongst the silent and the hurried!
Will George © 1997