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Mindful Moments
Lauren McBride


To hurry
the pursuit
of happiness

is to miss
the little joys
along the way.

© by Lauren McBride.
Used with the authorís permission.

Lauren McBride finds inspiration in faith, family, nature, science, and membership in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Nominated for various awards, her work has appeared internationally in speculative and mainstream publications for adults and young adults. She is the author of a poetry collection for teens, Aliens, Magic, and Monsters. Lauren lives in Texas and enjoys swimming, gardening, baking, reading, writing, and knitting scarves for U.S. troops.



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So true, so good, so compressed
Posted 06/28/2023 07:12 PM
Yes. Get back to seeing joy in the moment.
Posted 06/28/2023 02:20 PM
Joan Luther:
Like a breath of fresh moments
Posted 06/28/2023 12:20 PM
like trying to push the river instead of watching the flow Very nice. I enjoyed this mindful moment with you. Thanks. Randy Mazie
Posted 06/28/2023 10:46 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
i love this sparse wise poem. There's power in every word.
Posted 06/28/2023 10:38 AM
So simple."the pursuit" is so much stronger than "in the pursuit."
Posted 06/28/2023 09:43 AM
Wilda Morris:
Yes, she nails it!
Posted 06/28/2023 09:02 AM
Darrell Arnold:
How do you write free verse that can be remembered and passed on? Keep it short. Fifteen words. Very nicely done.
Posted 06/28/2023 08:03 AM
Short and sweet, this poem is itself a joy.
Posted 06/28/2023 08:02 AM
Larry Schug:
What this poem says to me is there are no little joys. All joy is huge. Thanks for an apt poetic reminder.
Posted 06/28/2023 07:47 AM

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