Smell the Roses

Pause and notice
the miracles
you just dismiss
as light trickles
from screen to eye
while you pass by
lost in life’s din

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Inspired by a line “I declare world peace and invite you to notice the miracles unfolding every day” below Selma Martin’s wonderful poetry post “World Citizens In Solidarity With Ukraine: An Espresso Moment

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Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

From the Ashes

It didn’t work
is what she said
Plus I’m a jerk
who should be dead
But here’s the thing
By my asking
a rose now grows

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

For your entertainment, and for those who don’t get the reference, the song “The Roses of Success” from the movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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