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Good. Enough.

March 14, 2017

Singer, songwriter, musician, teacher, artist

 

Take your pick

 

I create, I destroy, I build and re-build, I move, I disappear, I come back

 

Indian, American, Austrian, ‘somewhat’ British

 

I can be from anywhere and everywhere

 

I leave that up to you

 

Like all of us

I too am flawed, damaged, broken

 

Recovering well, most of the time

 

I observe, I discover, I face my own demons

 

I cry, I scream, I stop, I breathe. I stand

 

Still

 

I begin to recognise my self

Old self, new self, future self

 

I accept

 

Though

 

I do not always like what I see

 

I grow stronger

 

Old wounds leave scars

To help me remember

Who I am

 

I’m an optimist at heart

Always hopeful

 

Every day presents itself

As a new chance

To do something differently

 

To get it right

 

Permission granted

To do as I please

Every day

I get to decide

 

I choose

 

To say

Yes

No

Maybe

I don’t know

 

Gently nudged by a soft whisper, a long forgotten memory, a voice from the past, an unexpected phone call, a kind thought, the sound of laughter, a sweet smile, the smell of rain, a home cooked meal, an unforgettable story, a sad song, a breath-taking view…good news, bad news, and now we even have fake news …

 

I am reminded

 

Life is so much bigger than I am

 

All I need to do is listen

As I am questioned

By life itself

 

All I need to do

Is pay attention

 

To stay awake

 

To stop expecting

 

All I need to do

 

Is dare

 

Trust that it will be OK

 

Be kind

To myself and others

 

On any given day

 

I search, I ask for help, I engage, I learn

 

I try to be

The best version I can possibly find

Of my self

 

Good. Enough.

 

“Swept away the bad stuff

Was I ever good enough

Anyway?

I need to see what you already know

And so I hope

That you can show me.

Help Me Remember”

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