Thursday, February 22, 2018

courting a distant song

                                                                                             Author: NASA
Image: Targeting it Higher
and Further (here)

counting one's blessings
courting a distant song
what of it that keeps moving
arresting a progress when wrong

two steps forward and one back
that seems the pattern
must set the sights correct
reasons seem uncertain

the truth of the matter
is to discipline the thinking
to target it higher and further
chances are more fulfilling

pinch yourself a little pain
to get back in line again

Grace at d'Verse's OLN #214


  1. It is often good to get back in line even if it is painful.

  2. I like the painful jab to reality - get back in line again.

  3. cool poem. good reminder htat most progress is two steps forward, one step back -- just don't give up.

  4. "must set the sights correct" may not seem clear now but at the end it will all make sense.

  5. Can be a pain sometimes to get there, but at least a few steps go in the right direction.

  6. Very important, to take inventory, count your blessings, as humankind is blessed many times over each day.

  7. I used to have a little slate hanging over my coffeemaker that said "Count Blessings. Choose happy". Some days it was a good reminder!

  8. I think that sometimes we have no other choice than to get back in line.

  9. One step forward and 2 steps backward, it's probably what defines us. A nice write.


  10. The reality is that no true progress ever comes without a few setbacks...but it's in the overcoming, not the quitting in frustration. Indeed, a little pain so that we can have gain.