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Peace of Mind
Michael Jones


When you’re undecided, and you don’t know what to do,
Bide a while to ponder and think the problem through.
Not all of life’s enigmas are difficult to solve.
Have patience now, and you’ll see how this puzzle can evolve.
Don’t rush in and get it wrong, you’ll regret it if you do.
Best to spend some time and let the answer come to you.
It’s worth it in the end, you see, to know you got it right.
For peace of mind, you’ll always find, will help you sleep at night.

© by Michael Jones.
Used here with the author’s permission.


Michael Jones lives in Finchley, a suburb of London, England. He originally focused on writing song lyrics, but has turned to poetry in recent years. Retired after a diverse career in sales and marketing, Mike’s latest hobby is learning to play the ukulele.




Post New Comment:
For me, completing a poem is often an exercise in patience to just wait for the right word to present itself, usually when I am doing something else. I agree with Darrell that many poems improve with age. Others need a bit of sculpting.
Posted 01/29/2024 01:24 PM
Lori Levy:
Great advice!
Posted 01/29/2024 12:51 PM
Wilda Morris:
Good advice, well put.
Posted 01/29/2024 10:01 AM
Beautifully put!
Posted 01/29/2024 09:54 AM
The lost word usually comes to me within ten minutes or ten days. I have learned to wait.
Posted 01/29/2024 09:08 AM
Darrell Arnold:
I have to write theses comments the same way. Autocorrect is always there to mess up what I'm trying to write, so I can't just write it and submit it. I have to make sure it reads correctly. My poetry spends lots of time sitting in a desk drawer before it's ready to be made public. It grows better with aging.
Posted 01/29/2024 08:19 AM
It sings ! Lovely rhythm , lovely advice !
Posted 01/29/2024 07:51 AM
Larry Schug:
Who could disagree? I think this poem was written in the same manner.
Posted 01/29/2024 07:21 AM
Great advice. Great poem . Smooth and succinct. Thank you. Randy Mazie.
Posted 01/29/2024 05:06 AM

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