To Do or To Be?

My passion grew stronger
As His passion grew weak, in me
Unpredictable, ugly & loud
I disliked her so much –
She was not who I wanted to be.

Oh, she was a doer though.
Numbers brought her low –
Calculations, religion, the law!

She could not be still – always on the Go.

In the constant pursuit of success –
so little happiness & so much distress
 She had more than before, but it felt like less.

So I prayed…
For freedom
From me…
And ceased from
This constant activity…

Before doing,
I’ll learn how to be.


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Monika Ribeiro (writer/poet)

I write because I have to & love to… Writing helps me organize thoughts, understand life & address vital matters in a constructive way. I hope this blog satisfies your intellect & your soul at the same. Be inspired...

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