Poetry Friday


Participate Joyfully

The warrior’s approach
is to say “yes” to life:
“yes” to it all.
Participate joyfully
in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
When we talk about settling the world’s problems
we’re barking up the wrong tree.
The world is perfect. It’s a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.