Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Next time when you're rolling,
rolling, down, down, down
a high and heartless hill.
Stop...
stand up...
breath slow....
and say, "Everything's ok."
Affirm that over and over.
"Everything's ok.
Everything's ok."
perhaps add in a "hey!"
"Everything's ok. Hey!
Hey! Everything's ok."
Even if we don't think it is.
What do we know,
humans in the universe?

Then -
breathe slow and listen...
listen and step away...
towards kindness...
What will we hear
when we listen?

Next time when you're rolling,
rolling, down, down, down
a high and heartless hill. 
Stop...
stand up....
breath slow...
"Everything's ok.
Everything's ok
Everything's ok. Hey!
Hey! Everything's ok."
breathe slow and listen...
listen and step away...
towards kindness...

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