Friday, December 3, 2010

Poem: I Just Need to Be - It is Enough

"Just Being" - Central Park Zoo 2007 © Rita Bourland

I Just Need to Be

I don’t need permission
To be
Who I am,

I just need to be,

I don’t need to act
Like somebody else
To fit in some box,

I just need to be,

If I follow my heart,
Sensing the truth,
Then I will be well,

If I listen
To the sound
Deep in my soul,

Then I will be well,
And I will live well,

I just need to be,

And that is enough.


  1. Yes! You say this so well, and it inspires me. Perfect photo of "being" to accompany the poem.
    Love, Judy

  2. I do love the photo as well. I was looking back through older photos and discovered this one that I took on a visit to NY. The sea lion looks very Zen, don't you think? xoxo

  3. I didn't know this was YOUR photo, but perhaps it says so on the photo. He does look quite Zen -- I'll use him as my model. xoxo

  4. I'm catching up with your poems and liking them as always. The picture you chose to go with this one is PERFECT!

  5. Thank you, Libby. I do think the photo adds a certain serenity. I never knew a sea lion could look so reflective.