a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Self Portrait For The Mag...

self-portrait, Francis Bacon
self-portrait, Gail

Do we reflect our goodness
To the people we meet?
Or does our badness show
As plainly as our feet

I can reflect on actions past
I can reflect the sun
But all reflections
Are things that are done

We must take this moment
Like a tiger by the tail
Reflect on consequences
Mark our decisions well

For only in a moment
Can we decide for sure
How we will reflect our light
Let it be good and pure

Thanks, Tess.

27 comments:

Kathe W. said...

well done! Happy New Year!

John Gray said...

You need one smiling

TexWisGirl said...

we can only hope.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gail, well said! And all it takes is that split second to reflect one way or the other.

Other Mary said...

"Reflect on consequences
Mark our decisions well"

What very good advice!

DFW said...

Well said ... Happy New Year!

Lynne said...

Happy New Year Gail! Very well said!

Grace said...

Yes, let it be good and pure ~ Very nice selfie too ~

LindaG said...

Wonderful post, Gail. :-)

Sandy said...

Gail,

Nicely written (typed). Why the serious face??

Berowne said...

Sharp and discerning; well done.

Katherine said...

Agreed!! Good & pure is something we should all strive for! Wonderful!

Nancy Claeys said...

Inspiring words for a new year Gail!

Saucy Kodz said...

That is your heart Gail and I love this side of you as well as the dark. Guess what, the storm is over, we got approx 8-10 inches of just snow - the sky this morning is greeting me with hues of pink n blue - its going to be a grand day once the plows come through and we get our shovels busy - plus we have help to do so. I am excited to go play in the snow. Happy New Year, Eh to y'all. Thank you Marcy for the beautiful card and note, eh - very thoughtful. lol

Sandra said...

this is fantastic and oh so true and i love the self of YOU... may I use this on my NY post? i will link it back to you... this is perfect for the new year... LOVE IT...

Jinksy said...

I loved the composition of your self portrait - end the words you wrote to accompany it.

Brian Miller said...

i think we def need to consider the implications of our actions...and in how we portray ourselves to others...to truly know though we need to go much deeper....

Linda Wildenstein said...

well done indeed. love how you wordsmith.

McGuffy Ann said...

True...wise words.

Helena said...

Said with such honesty and vigour! Fabulous thoughts. I'm sold!

Tess Kincaid said...

Excellent...and love your selfie!

Gina Gao said...

Well said! Have a great New Year!

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Mama Zen said...

I really like this, Gail!

labbie1 said...

Nothing like a Selfie to start the new year! Happy 2014! Hope it is great!

Sue said...

Great message for the beginning of a new year!

=)

Helen said...

Love the places you take us with your poetry ... Happy New Year!

Buttons said...

Happy New Year Lookin' good girl:) Love your poetry. Hug B

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