Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Year Greeting: Year of the Earth Rat

Best Wishes and Good Health!

Year of the Earth Rat

What comes to mind is a certain
brawn, a radiant boldness
that defies the boundaries of can’t do
or won’t make it happen.
I’ve seen you look askance,
your single eye focused
in the strutting through garbage and refuse--
All the heaps of discouragements
that hinder others but excite your passion
for excellence and a worthy prosperity.
Let's move mountains,
scale globes of gold,
defy the house rules
to blaze a path towards realization
arising from such unlikely origins
as the lowly earth rat
who never says No.

Jacqueline Gens
Brattleboro, VT

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