Gifted Reminder


Five rounded rocks stacked neatly

In sparse random parking lot

A Zen struck so completely

In this unusual spot


Who with great care took the time

Kneeling in this busy place

To erect this token shrine

Bringing balance to this space


Reminded each time I look

A life that is much kinder

Grateful for the time they took

Gifted daily reminder


16 Responses to “Gifted Reminder”
  1. Life should be kind, kinder, ordered, disciplined, balanced…a very good work to reflect upon this Sunday morning. Cheers my friend for the good thoughts and all the best.

  2. I enjoy seeing the little painted rocks now and again – someone took the time to paint them and hope to start a journey for where they go as people pick them up and move them elsewhere. In its own odd little way, it connects strangers in a positive light.

  3. beth says:

    what a lovely gift they left. i love finding things like this in unexpected places

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I first remember seeing these all over the place in Hawaii, perhaps 10 years ago or so. What a beautiful tribute you have given these little works of art…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I love coming across these in the most unexpected of places.

  6. What a fitting tribute to these shrines I have grown accustomed to seeing. We have tried adding some primitive renderings from time to time.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    How sweet and baby’s breath. What a lovely piece about how we are affected by the small kind, tender and thoughtful unexpected gifts. I wish the world was more balanced but we have ourselves to work on. Beautiful poem and happy Monday to you Brad. Sending you big hugs and lots of love ❤️ Jonikins

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