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Mindfulness

Roger McGough 1937 (Litherland)

Mindful of my newfound mindfulness
I awoke to the infinite possibilities shimmering
in the exquisite web of interconnectedness.

As soon as my feet touched the floor
I knew it was going to be a good day.
'Today will be a good day,' I intoned.

I went to the window, not for fresh air
but for light. I filled my lungs with pure light
and intoned: 'Today will be a good day.'

And again: 'Today will be a great day,'
And it might have been, had the Governor
not turned down my application for parole.
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Submitted by Robert_Haigh on June 24, 2020

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Roger McGough

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. more…

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