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I Sit By My Window

Updated on July 17, 2012

Pondering and praying....

Evening reflections.
Evening reflections. | Source


I sit by my window

absorbing the coolness of the evening’s air.

Beyond the shade now fallen

there is sun shining on the earth elsewhere.

The tug and pull of daily life goes on there.

Here the time for rest and fretting meet

with one to overcome the other.

It was not a good day as days go.

Expectations had not been met,

But I had done my best with

little more I could have done.

Expectations are sometimes too high.

Now the coolness restores what heat suppressed.

The cold of winter is months away.

Why is it that man’s labors

are linked to seasons,

and now he labors at the hottest times?

Responsibilities dictate his actions

to save himself by the sweat of his brow.

“Cool” men and women labor inside,

often complaining of the chill of their

air conditioned capsules.

No sweating there;

while others stoop sun-stroked

in the fields and vineyards somewhere

far removed from modern “realities”.

The coolness brings the dew to earth’s brow.

I rest soon in fretted slumber.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I find it enjoyable to go back and read something I wrote two and three years ago. Sometimes their scores have even changed for the better!

      Likewise when I read the work of other Hubbers, I enjoy going to one of their older Hubs and resurrecting them with a fresh comment that brings them to the top of the pile and out of the dust.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I don't think that enough of us do that often enough to feel refreshed with the beauty around us. Your area of the world is beatiful, too.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i just love to do that Demas...reflecting the marvels of creation...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      At any time I'd rather be outdoors than indoors. Of course depending on the chores I'd be expected to do. But being one with nature is always first choice.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dave Mathews: That is my "pensive cogitating" photo. I use a "jolly" one for my funny Hubs, and an academic one for such things as talking about Russia's and China's dictatorships, and a younger one with a mustache when I am reflecting on an earlier time. Take your pick.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I just might do that. Lake Ontario is like a three mile drive from home and there is a ferry crossing from Toronto mainland to Toronto Island every hour, day and night.

      I have a question. In your Bio Photo, why do you look so bored and sad?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      ImKarn23: How many more sunsets and sunrises do you and I get?

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      the sunset is so beautiful - from anywhere - and yet, so many are too preoccupied to even notice..beautiful, Perspy..

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      flashmakeit: Poems are "thought stirrers".

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      All seasons has their good points and bad points so I just try to enjoy the moment. Thank you for submitting this lovely poem that had me thinking.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dave Mathews: Why not simply take a sail into one of the Great Lakes and it could just feel the same as you are yearning to feel, albeit each is an inland sea of sorts? Sunset from a mountain peak viewed from above a layer of clouds would have much the same feeling. Beautiful thought, Dave.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Your poem makes me yearn for an opportunity to be at sea just to observe the sun setting along the horizon.