Making a Life

Making a Life

You, with soul & character
deep & clear as a mountain lake
without glacial till: you harbor
empathy & compassion for others.
Are you treating yourself
with empathy & compassion?
Don’t be concerned
about “making a living.”
Work at what you’re passionate about,
at what’s most important for you.
Toil & work, tarry & play
at making a life, a life that matters.

~ Andrew Shattuck McBride

On a postcard of Mount Baker and Baker Lake.

I sent this to my dear friend Anna B. Please join me in wishes for Anna to find a wonderful new job!

Sincerely, Andy

This is my second poem for the 2013 Postcard Poetry Project. (It actually begins on August 1st.) I’m warming up.

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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3 Responses to Making a Life

  1. tsena says:

    what sweet, wise words!

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