Think a little less and live a little more
Pay attention. Help. Teach.
Be kind. Be there. Be a good friend.
Be fit. Be of a good mind. Be mindful
of the food and the animals. Be in nature.
Be on time. Be reliable. Be focused. Be respectful.
Be open to opportunity.
Make all of the above work in harmony.
Be grateful for everything.
George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, The Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Havana Times, South China Morning Post, The Buffalo News, and more.
See all his poems on Tea House here.