Louis Gibbs


This particular lifetime

Has played out to perfection,

Couldn't ask for a better outcome.


All is well,

But not 'okay';


Unfortunately there is

No way that I can find peace,

While other aspects of 'Self" suffer so.


  • FredPeyer

    Louis, I know exactly where you are coming from here. While our immediate environment may be well, the same cannot be said of the whole.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Nor should it be, I think. This is a learning ground after all. But it does weigh on me, Thanks so much for your support, and for being you, Fred!

    • Goldfinch60

      That 'peace' within oneself can be hard to reach but in life we just need to keep on trying to reach it, it is there and it can be reached but the wonder of trying to reach it is our life's work.
      Very good write Louis.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Words of wisdom, Goldie! Thank you.

      • orchidee

        A fine write Louis.

        • Louis Gibbs

          I appreciate that, 'O'!

        • Poetic Dan

          Inspirational writing, I feel these words so deep. This will change but from our prospective of time, it may take awhile ;)

          • Louis Gibbs

            A while, indeed. Unless it all hits the fan suddenly. Could come down either way. Keeps us on our toes, doesn't it? Thanks for your comment, Dan!

            • Poetic Dan

              Yes, although from being shown this lack of awareness from a little boy, I can say my toes are never down. I've been waiting for this all to come crashing down, no more hiding or secrets of this world.
              Think I just started a new piece of in my head, thanks for the inspiration!

            • 3 more comments

            • WL Schuett

              I can't think global without some fear and depression. The world is a dangerous place and getting worse , I wish we had some leaders I had some confidence in .....

              • Louis Gibbs

                The global mess is the elephant in the room for me. I'm glad you are able to shut it out, at times at least, WL. Wise leaders would be nice, but they come few and far between, don't they. Thanks for reading and commenting!

              • Diamond

                The one and only environment, we can solely take responsibility of is that of our inner environment. What we see outside is a reflection of what we are within.
                My older Self, could certainly relate with this writing.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  If you are using the collective "we", I can agree, speaking globally. There is truth in your words. Thanks for the comment, Diamond!

                  • OUTBACK

                    REFLECTION* = ( IS IT )* !

                  • Santita

                    Louis, I can feel your words here. Your compassion for others & the world stands out in this piece. So much said in few words. "All is well: but not okay" those words echoed deep within. Great writing, dear friend.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      I knew I could count on you to fully appreciate this piece, Santi! We are cut from the same cloth, after all. Thank you so much, my friend, for all of your support and kindness!

                      • Santita

                        & Thank you, for yours, my friend!!

                      • OUTBACK


                        • Louis Gibbs

                          Thank you for appreciating this piece, Outback, and making it a fav! I appreciate your insights.

                        • MendedFences27

                          Inner peace comes with the acceptance of the outer world as it exists. We can control only our place in it. Personally, I believe the world gets better every day. Happiness is attainable to more persons on this Earth than ever before. Hope you're feeling better, soon. Well done poem. - Phil A.

                          • Louis Gibbs

                            Many thanks for your thoughts, Phil! Hang on to that enviable optimism. I appreciate the compliment.

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