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Okay. Where Are We Now? Inspirational Poem.

Audrey's desire to help others understand human behavior led her to study psychology. Here, she lends a hand on dealing with clutter.


Where Are We Now?

Misleading information

Pounding into our minds

A distortion of its own reality.

Everywhere we look

Life is under attack

The world no longer makes sense.

Still, life is worth

The pain endured

New life begins to emerge.

The life we live has a purpose

Look within the brilliance

Of your own being.

Marvel at each breath you take

Look upward

Go forward.

Feel the air from it's fluttering wings

Shades of color within them

Everyday miracles.

Feel as though you've been reborn

A light-filled life

Awaits you.

Through the darkness light exists

Darkness; providing light with the contrast

Light needs to shine.

We need each other

Together we can break through the negativity

Sharing uplifting thoughts and deeds.

Where are we now?

We can choose to live in fear

Or reframe negativity.

We can look at the doughnut

The frosting and sprinkles

And less at the unremarkable hole


© 2021 Audrey Hunt


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 22, 2021:


You mention perspective. So vital to help us through these times. Thank you so much.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 22, 2021:


I like your comments. The light is a beacon which can show us the way. So much beauty exists. Love your attitude. Be well and happy dear Shauna.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 22, 2021:


Thanks for being here and for taking the time to drop by. We all need some inspiration to help us through all the changes going on. Take care.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 22, 2021:


I so appreciate your kind words. You're simply awesome!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 22, 2021:

Well, Bill, love is always the answer. Thanks for being a wonderful example.



Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 10, 2021:

Hi Audrey being positive is key to a happy lifestyle. Your poem is encouraging and heard by all. I love your poem filled with a positive attitude.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 04, 2021:

I enjoyed your poem about staying positive which can be a challenge during these uncertain times. I'll be thinking about that doughnut with colorful sprinkles! (Smile)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 03, 2021:

Thanks, Pamela. Like you, the world is nothing like the one I grew up in. I miss those days. Gee, even hub pages has changed. I'm so grateful for our HP family and for you!

Rinita Sen on September 30, 2021:

Great ending and a thoroughly uplifting poem. Life is always worth living despite all the changes.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 29, 2021:


Ha, ha! Just about any brand does it for me. The fresher the better.

Great to see you here. Thanks for the visit.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 29, 2021:


Yes, my friend, it all starts with our thoughts. I work at this constantly. "There is no good or bad. It's thinking that makes it so."

Thank you kindly.


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 29, 2021:

Hi, John

I wonder if I wrote this poem for myself? Does this ever happen to you?

And congratulations for your recent award. You deserve it! I hope you're doing well in your part of the world. Keep smiling and remember to sing now and then.



FlourishAnyway from USA on September 29, 2021:

A positive, uplifting perspective in a world that often seems so dreary.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 28, 2021:

Dear Bill

You are a man surrounded by love. You are a man who gives love and kindness freely. Negativity wouldn't dare enter your door.

Love you to pieces,


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 28, 2021:


I love your interpretation of my poem! It's perfect. The mind is only able to process one thought at a time so why not direct our thinking to all the beauty in our world. I don't like mind games and I just bet you don't either.

Thank you, amazing friend.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 28, 2021:

Audrey, this is so inspirational. There is so much beauty all around us. Negative energy will never deplete it. It's us who need to redirect our thoughts, actions, and energy to once more find that light that makes the world shine brightly.

Beautiful prose, my musical friend!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 28, 2021:

I love your poem. My favorite line is "Through the darkness light exists." That line and the poem as a whole are inspiring.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on September 28, 2021:

What a lovely way to begin the day, seeing a post from you. You've been missed. This is so inspiring, and much needed in our negative world. Be the change you want to see.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 28, 2021:

Well, I don't know where you are, but I'm in Olympia, Washington. lol

Strange new world we find ourselves in, my friend. I just cling to love and so far I've made it through unscathed. :)



Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 28, 2021:

What an insightful poem, Audrey. We need to stay positive, which isn't easy with all the negativity in the world. The world has sure changed since my youth, and not for the better. This poem is so well done!

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on September 28, 2021:

-- A thoughtful advertisement for contemplation and eating donuts.. any particular brand?

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 28, 2021:

Let's change our thinking process first. I like the nice read.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 28, 2021:

A brilliant piece of poetry, Audrey, with an important message. We need to stay positive and live life the best we can in these difficult times. Be blessed.

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