The Simplicity of Life

26 Aug


The Simplicity of Life…


The human race has many possessions; as time

has spawn generations of collectors where material

gain has become an obsession.


The fabric and spirituality of our lives are invisible

threads of contentment, need and greed, all connected;

true-life values can be misdirected.


Possessions for which we unknowingly yearn; weakens

the golden threads that weave the framework of our souls, Soul

yet it waits patiently for our lessons to be learned.


Unearth a simpler life, a time we have forgotten, remove

unnecessary fragments from the collection; what remains

will be a wise selection.


Simplicity holds that which is essential for happiness

freeing us from the bondage of extravagance and excess.


Many search for contentment in their lives; yet true wealth

comes from precious moments the memory collects and

it is in memories where the soul survives.


For those who walk the simple path collecting has been set

aside; it is within the depths of the uncomplicated mind and

soul that rich rewards reside.


Through simplicity the soul discovers that setting weariness

adrift in life brings a sense of order; living a simple life does

not mean one has to be a pauper.


There are times when one has to be courageous enough to

remove people or possessions from their lives that create

clutter, chaos and confusion; do not grieve when your spirit

tells you that it is the only solution.


Invite simplicity into your life and watch a more serene

tomorrow unfold; and tell those who would laugh and abandon

you, that for gain you refuse to sell your soul.









Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Poetry


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11 responses to “The Simplicity of Life

  1. sedge808

    August 26, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Simplicity is so powerful, and yet difficult to understand.


    • elizabeth ann johnson-murphree

      August 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      I did intend for Simplicity to be straightforward and the complexity of its meaning was also intended to and with hope have those who read it to “think” about the content with their own lives in mind. Thanks please stop by often. eajm

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    August 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    true…in it is in the simplicity of quiet peace that we truly find ourselves and one another…beautiful thoughts, Ann

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  3. luckyjc007

    August 26, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Simplicity leaves room for more meaningful things. Great post.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. sheldonk2014

    September 21, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Great piece

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kauaiartist

    September 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for liking my poem Spiral. I hope it will strike a universal chord.

    Brent Kincaid

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  6. skywalkerstoryteller

    September 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for following me.

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