A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

by | Mar 8, 2021 | Philosophy

A picture’s worth a thousand words
But what if it’s in your head *(1)
Observing most every thought
Can we remake our bed? *(2)

Cause and effect, affect and cause
Was it the chicken or the egg
Do I draw (to me) what I can’t see
Tell me please, I beg

My work, it’s done on people
Cut, curl, color and tease
As I work, observing myself
Am not always happy with me

Martha comes on Friday morn
Generally, it is her day
A ‘mother confessor’ for me to speak
In silence (she) pulls stressors away

“Martha, I’ve been thinking
You know how dangerous that is
How self-absorbed some clients are
How with themselves can live?”

Yet, my thinking is a mirror
As into their eyes I look
Disdainfully observe myself
In seconds, am on the hook

I’m the observer and the actor
Participating in my own life
Shifting, turning in futility
As spirit gets ready for flight *(3)



*(1) “But what if it’s in your head?” the picture, that is.

*(2) “Can you then remake your bed?” The old saying, “They made their bed,
let them lie in it. So, the question, can we change our lives by observing
the content of our thoughts?

*(3) “As spirit gets ready for flight” At 67 I figure I’m on the downhill
side of this life experience.

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)