Simple Things – OctPoWriMo Day 7

“…there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
― Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Simple things
I’ve wandered away from                              keeping life simple
it is what I want most
a simple life filled with                                             writing
visiting with friends and family
Not having to worry or stress
knowing my basic needs are met
knowing I can enjoy the                                 simple things in life
that money isn’t everything
that I am so                                                        rich in other areas
I have everything I need
more than I need really
paring down my life
to                                                                            only what I love
everything else is
and burdensome
enjoying what I love
sun on my face
moon in the sky
watching my                                                       granddaughters
laugh and play
sitting by a fire pit on the patio
roasting marshmallows
and of course
reading a good book
the simple things
full of joy and love




I chose the free form poetry type today. Hope you are enjoying the OctPoWriMo journey. Check out the other participants and share word love along the way.




PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.

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17 thoughts on “Simple Things – OctPoWriMo Day 7

  1. No worries or stress, roasting marshmallows would be fantastic! Simple joys of life are the best and we should take the time to enjoy, but we are caught in the hustle and bustle of life. Great write.

  2. I really liked the poem, Morgan. Truly inspiring. I’ve been craving simplicity in my life lately–being able to relax and enjoy simple things like a good book or a roasted marshmallow–so your words resonated with me.

  3. Strip it down, slip away the noise, the hustle, so much of what we create and fashion in our lives is not fulfilling … yet we believe we *have* to …. and so we add to the piles until we can no longer find the opening, much less see the door ….

    There may always be “stresses and needs to be met” … there is some weird quote about being born, living, paying taxes and dying …

    but to be able to breathe – knowing we are enough even – most especially when – we choose to really evaluate our truest needs, and let the rest slowly slip away – in treasured moments we can create memories that satisfy the spirit and feed the soul, not only for ourselves, but for our loved ones.

    Beautiful poem 🙂

    Wishing you peace – Namaste


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