Seemingly in a permanent state of reflective discomfort

At 42, I’m content.

I am sitting in my easy chair,

surveying my blessings

My only desire seems to be a yearning

to ‘freeze-frame’ this happiness


Is there anything more to say… I think not…


this state of mind has driven out any aspirations


I don’t think I’ve ever been so honest with myself


Yet, there is much to ponder:

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential – for the eye that, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never. – Soren Kierkegaard


So, I wish to redefine and refine myself

to illuminate the darken corners of my world

with energy, hope, inspiration


I ponder all of this often – of course, with my feet up


Chris George 

From the collection entitled “At 42” 

June 2004

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