Pagosa Springs Artists

A Sum of The Parts

A tyranny in the soul
Of ego beyond control
Can change life’s equation,
With negative implications.

First start with a wounded heart;
Next, factor in head start
On multiplying darts
To divide up all the parts.

Pain is hard to quantify
If you have to multiply
All obtuse divisors
By the relative factors.

Observe alone the triangle
Plotted in home quadrangle;
Avoid the rash hypothesize.
Subtract the need to criticize.

Make this calculation:
Peace,  a radical summation
That troubles can be minimized
By taking time to sympathize.



first published in Offerings

also published in PICTURE HEALING Chapbook

©2001 Bonnie Manion


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