Thursday, November 21, 2019

Go To The Window


Go to the window

Part the curtains

Take a deep breath

Adjust your gaze

To the absence of

Blue Light

And you will experience

Something amazing.


        Life

 is right outside

  your window.



Go to the window
     part the curtains, breathe deeply
behold what matters.


Ken Owen
Van Niddy Press, November 2019

Tell It What to Say


Late at night when sleep won’t come
and my mind insists on chattering, 
I’ve begun to tell it what to say
so why not make it flattering?

On the big black screen behind my eyes
a parade of words goes by,
like Confidence for my ideas
and Courage so my heart will try,

Gratitude for all I’ve received,
Acceptance for what may leave,
Forgiveness for those who lash out in pain,
and Empathy for those who grieve.

All the feelings I may need 
as night turns into day,
I feed my mind so if it must talk
I’ll tell it what to say.


Ken Owen
Van Niddy Press,  November 2019