I could look at you in envy


I could look at you in envy

for all the things you have,

the ease with which you cope,

and your luck when things get bad.

You show me I can shape my world,

just to bring that little bit of ease.

That when the wind is strong we sometimes need to bend,

or sway like those tall old trees.

I see the work you’ve put in and I see the dues you’ve paid,

and your graceful acceptance, when all you try just fails.

I see that every chance you’ve got you’ve carved out for yourself,

and I’m grateful to have you in my life.

My teachers and my friends.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - therelaxedhousekeeper.com and anitaelise.com are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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