Cloudy within without

Flat hazy no edge or shout

Summer ending waning sun’s kiss

Path gray muddy no hint of bliss


What do you do empty inside

No motivation to continue the ride

Feeling fearful what lies ahead

Want to lie low go back to bed


Knowing you want so much more

A life that allows you to soar

Being joyful much of the time

Making sacred rhythm and rhyme


Time to decide darkness delight

Which way to move without fright

Foggy horizon dangerous view

No time for sailing be still and true


Life is suffering Buddha said

Do to avoid keep moving instead

Understand that this is so

Life follows you wherever you go


Illusion and fog reveal hidden gifts

Often demanding a clear mental shift

Dwell on the cloudy get into it deep

Choose a diversion go back to sleep


Remember best way out is through

Be cloudy make friends with the blue

Stay truthful down to your core

Life is a lesson you are here for


What clouds your life and how do you respond when gray arrives?

How do you greet them and what value do clouds bring?

– Stewart Levine ©

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