With wild abandon

Living this life in the moment

running with the rushing wind

it embraces me like a satin sheet of goodness

with wild abandon

I want to be this face

smiling at the world,

just being in this happy moment.

I download my juju’s

colorful candies just because it’s what I do,

can’t eat the make-believe but I can collect

the bright bouncing images

that make me smile

and I don’t know why

like a game I often have no time to play,

I keep gathering the glittering jewels

for someday soon.

I want to have that shining eyed look,

feeling the muscles as they twitch and burn

and the body feeling so very alive

as the feet touch earth

even when the mind

is high above in the clouds

floating on a drifting wind of bliss.

I watch the clock

things to do in short order

like a cook that ran out of eggs

before the last omelet made,

time to get creative and squeeze just a bit more

of life from these fingers

that one now feels tingly,

is it perhaps it is excited too

by the prospect of the day ahead,

just like any other day-

nothing special but still special

in a what’s gonna happen today mood.

Contradictions of life when we flip the view

and the circus dies away

and elephants roam in a state of retirement

away from the lights and stage,

do they miss those moments of a child’s smile

to see their immense selves,

the magic that through time has drifted away

to less tangible things

like pretty speckled jujus collected

that someday won’t really matter,

do the elephants now feel their feet on grassy ground

roaming happy with this look

of a dog running down a beach,

being free

being somewhere within at peace

like me.

This morning I pulled out my iPad game, downloading my colorful candies-my challenge not to miss a day or you start back at day one, and I laughed at myself because really, I don’t know why I do it, perhaps the constant repetition of habit that I set for myself. Who knows, just downloading my juju’s as I like to call them. And this picture, this face found on the internet just makes me smile-I won a penguin badge today on my new fitbit, says I’ve walked 70 miles and I think to myself wow, me? Collecting badges and things again, but it made me smile.

Reading in the paper today about the circus, took my mind to the idea of the elephants now in retirement somewhere here in Florida, and I haven’t been to the circus since I was a child but I remember the elephants, I hope they have the look of this dog, just smiling and being, perhaps going through their routine of collecting food jujus and swimming, rolling about in happiness and feeling the grass through their toes. Quite a disjointed poem today I know, but hey, it’s what came out so I let it roll.

And I’m still smiling….time to get ready for work….gotta make the soup today (3 cans in a crockpot) should be an easy day, guess I won’t be packing on many more miles before I sleep. Happy Sunday my friends, find that happy space somewhere within, or in the outer perimeters and be at peace. Blessings and love, K of the happy face πŸ™‚

26 thoughts on “With wild abandon

  1. Hey Chevvy, nice to meet you too-so glad you enjoyed your reads in my magical land of words, would love to see your poem, I am a dog lover and owner to two semi large hounds that keep me busy and often laughing in the process. Juju’s are what I call the special candies you get on Candy crush soda, it’s an app I have that I play when I’m in the mood which is only occasionally, but daily you get your juju’s as long as you stop in daily to grab ’em, not that I ever use them. I loved your poem to our good friend Lady G, that’s how I found you, but you found me back so I stopped in for a longer visit. Today is my catch up day but I have you coming via mail so in the future, I don’t have to plod through the reader searching πŸ™‚ peace, love and good things, like patchouli, the oil I used to wear when I fancied myself a hippie free spirit girl, still am, but I don’t wear it as much, just special evening beach occasions when I can let my hair down. Welcome and good to meet you ❀

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  2. I am happy to meet you. I especially like your first three lines – in fact you have a number of my favourite words peppered through your post. Wild abandon…..in the moment….magic, such juicy liberating words. I once wrote a poem based on watching two dogs chasing each other with “wild abandon” on the beach. I don’t recall if I ever posted it though. And Patchouli – sounds so exotic, reminds me of a great book I read. Now what are jujus? I’m Chevvy by the way πŸ˜€

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  3. I know, love the elephants, would love to go on safari and see them in a somewhat native habitat, whatever’s left of itπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’œ

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  4. All elephants should be able to walk in a field of grass and go for a swim. Love the photo and the poem! …..floating on a drifting wind of bliss. I’ll take one of those!

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  5. Thanks Crystal, I love the photo too, found on the internet but still brings happiness to those who see a dog smile. I’m glad you enjoyed it, live fun and with abandon always πŸ™‚

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  6. Thanks Amy, great to now know your real name, yes, I’m so glad you enjoy my work, somedays I’m a bit all over the place but I wouldn’t have it any other way. As Popeye says, I yam what I yamπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ» peace and love and cheers to an amazing week filled with magic😊


  7. ❀ All things have a cycle.. and it appears circus’s world wide are a dying art.. But then in some cases this is a blessing maybe as I also know there have been many abuses to animals in some circus circles.. I had not heard of the one you spoke of.. Here it was the Billy Smart Circus in the UK..

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  8. Thank you Kim… you brought a Happy Smile to my own face, as you mentioned a circus.. πŸ™‚ And I remember taking my children to them when one came near..
    Happy Smiles.. at least they are still FREE.. and we can Share them .. xxx
    Love and warm hugs and hummmm.. that soup sounds good, I had the slow cooker on/ same thing last week … xx Enjoy your Day.. xx Sue

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