Remaining Sane in an Insane World

Don’t judge the world
just by today’s headlines.
The mob rarely gets it right,
so who will guide you through?

It could be a rough journey
on your own.
Sanity preserved
by just a few.

They may never ever meet each other,
although each with
a strong link,
just to you. Continue reading Remaining Sane in an Insane World

Festive Reflections on Entering the New Decade

Ron Manners, “Festive Reflections on Entering the New Decade,” Mannerisms, December 1, 2010, copied from Mannkal.org.

During my recent travels,
(I’m always on the go),
I heard an old time saying
remembered from years ago.

My dear old Grandma
muttered it to me one day,
at the time, most probably,
I was getting in her way — Continue reading Festive Reflections on Entering the New Decade

Learn from the trees

Ron Manners, “Learn from the trees,” Mannerisms, December 18, 2006, copied from Mannkal.org.

Much of a muchness
you might say —

one tree’s like another
in a generic kind of way —

Could be true in some countries,
in Australia, not the case,
each of our famous gum trees
can show us a unique face — Continue reading Learn from the trees