Equanimity

That bright orb that wanes and waxes
and that’s held high in our sky,
giving us a sense of time passing by,
appears to us all no matter who we are.
The elite, the struggling, those depressed
or glad, young, old, or in-between and
even the dead are glowed upon consistent.
There’s no division, it cares not if
you’re thin, or black, or thick or have
luminescent skin, what politics or beliefs
you cling, if you’re dirty or clean.
Whether you’re armed and killing,
innocent or not, a thug or nun, chilled or hot.
It does its thing and you do yours,
its radiance pouring down with equality,
and constancy–we depending on its giving.
Is there a lesson here? Is there something
to be learned by the faithfulness and
equanimity of that orb that rises in our sky?

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  1. This reminded me of Matthew 5:45 – “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” It is only we humans who divide and are not faithful. Peace, Linda

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  2. I think there is a lesson…that is of being generous and giving to others, and not caring who that person is ~ It is us humans that are more discriminating and choosy ~ Good one Gayle ~

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  3. its radiance pouring down with equality,
    and constancy–we depending on its giving.

    Such a lot of wisdom and power in your verse!

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  4. I think in these uncertain days it is nice that there is something that is certain, something that we can depend on. We can look UP and see that all is right with the world.

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  5. There is a lesson. Love this.

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  6. What an interesting thought. I especially like this line: “It does its thing and you do yours”

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  7. it’s neither “faithless” nor equanimitous, it just is, as are you

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  8. Oh my. This is so wonderful. The orb that looks at us all, the rain that falls on us all – the kindness we all need and should share. Wonderful lessons in this.

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  9. There are only a few things that’s given in equal shares independently of what we do… Maybe the orb should be an example.

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  10. Maybe knowing your own stupidity is what makes you smart.

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  11. The lesson for me is to know our place in the universe, and how petty are most of the differences we cling to, that lead to the killing and the suffering. Thought-provoking

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  12. Beautifully put 🙂

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  13. Definitely a lesson to ponder. So well-expressed.

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  14. Is there something
    to be learned by the faithfulness and
    equanimity of that orb that rises in our sky?

    Every happening is bound to have various implications. The moon is no exception. Rightly so Gayle!

    Hank

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  15. I like “it does its thing and you do yours.” A soothing read. Thanks for sharing,

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  16. …perhaps it is how we react to it…? A pondering poem, for sure.

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  17. So very true and deep poem Gayle – to equality, to a new world.

    Have a good weekend.

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  18. A lesson indeed…….would that we could all learn from the strength and constancy of that orb.

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  19. I only pressed the “like” button because there was no “love” button. There is indeed a lesson here in your beautiful poem.

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  20. We are all awash with its brilliance and blessed by its glow. No on “escapes” its beauty! Wonderful, Gayle.

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  21. SMiLes.. Sun and Moon.. and
    even stars are human’s
    greaTest tools..
    as none
    can own
    these three..
    no owns in Free..
    Shines Stars.. Moon
    and Sun Alike as we can be2..:)

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