AI colorful balance
AI Colorful Balance

Lazy vacation days
No plans just good times
Beach picnics and park walks and board games galore
Ice cream cones for dinner
Movies all night long

The rhythm of routines
Back to nine to five
Wake up and shower and dress for the office
Sensible foods and sleep
Pleasure in purpose

Balance is my mantra
Moderation jam
Not too much of one or the other for me
Salad and cake yes please
Keep it all even

©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Double ennead (6-5-11-6-5 x 3) written for Word Craft Poetry Challenge 320. We find synonyms of work and play (I used purpose and games) and contrast them. Unlike others who emphasize play, I choose to celebrate each in its own way for balance. Generally, I do not explain my poetry, so don’t get used to it!

35 responses to “Balance

  1. What a wonderful poem, Paula! Excellent job!

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  2. Love this, Paula! “Moderation jam” Great term!

    Yvette M Calleiro πŸ™‚

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  3. Sweet! By the way I happen to notice your copy-write symbol. Can you tell me, please. . .just asking, claudia

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  4. Amazing piece, Paula. Well crafted. Salad and ice cream sound good!

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  5. Hey Paula, balance is indeed the key. Very well written my friend

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  6. Hi Paula,
    I love this!
    Balance and moderation: exactly what I need and want.
    Blessings to you!

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  7. Lovely and filled with happiness. Thanks Paula.

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  8. Excellent poem, Paula.

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  9. Very nice! πŸ’œ

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  10. Nothing more to add to that manifesto to balance. Nice one, Paula!

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  11. Wonderful poem, Paula, and “salad and cake yes please” brought a smile. All about balance. πŸ˜πŸ’š

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  12. I love this double ennead! My favorite line: “Salad & cake, yes please!” This is a wonderful meditation in achieving balance. I love it! πŸ’–

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  14. Moderation jam

    I love the humor of that last stanza, Paula!

    Much love,

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