How To Do Just About Anything

I’ve figured out
how to focus on
one thing at a time effortlessly

and also how to go weeks
without the need of food or sleep.

So, too, I’ve discovered
how to feel the winter
on a humid summer day

and even how to turn an hour
into one hundred thousand years.

It’s actually very simple—
very much free, as well:
just miss someone you love.

86 comments on “How To Do Just About Anything

  1. Ace says:

    Awe, this is so beautiful! I get the feeling and needed this today. Your words are so alive and tap into my heart!! Marvelous work as always! Spirit hugs 🤗🤗

  2. Alina says:

    This was unexpected and true.

  3. Beautifully done, Benjamin. 💛

  4. scifihammy says:

    Powerfully written – you just capture the feeling so well. 🙂

  5. gabychops says:

    You do write wonderfully poignant, and deceptively simple poems. Excellent.

    Thank you.


  6. Secrets says:

    Oh yes, missing the other half of you 💔 It is interesting and startling how much it impacts on every area of your life.

  7. Cassa Bassa says:

    Love does have that effect on us.

  8. Works for me 😔😉🖤

  9. Ah…this is so true Ben and very well written. When you miss someone you love, each minute seems like eons!!

  10. wardah says:

    Heartbreakingly beautiful, and all too relatable! Missing someone you love hurts the most. I hope you and that person are able to reconnect. Take care!

  11. Lia says:

    You capture feelings in a way that connects deeply with your readers. You strike me as a very deep and caring person. Wishing you every happiness as you continue to connect with your inner source power and shine your loving light around the world.

    • Thanks for you sweet comment. I hope words treat me better this year. And I hope your words/muse do the same to you; however, I’m sure you’ll have no problem producing wonders. Stay safe!

      • Lia says:

        That is so kind, thank you… :)) I hope to do better with my words this year. I think we have to learn to choose our muse(s) and choose them wisely, ideally. Thanks again, and stay well and free!

  12. Hasan Adan says:

    Thats so true ! Its those moments when your tired/busy or away somewhere and you think of him/her and all of a sudden you get that extra step or time moves faster because you remember that endless feeling of love that at times feels unconquerable.

    • You’re right. It can happen like that. Love seems to be able to do the impossible at times, to actually almost conquer everything in a sense. “Unconquerable” is a good word. Perhaps it’s more about how love can’t be defeated than it defeating things. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  13. asthaisha says:

    Beautiful ❤️ true❤️

  14. Inshoimran says:

    Beautiful piece of art❤

  15. tara caribou says:

    You nailed it Benjamin.

  16. HensBlooms says:

    Interesting way of looking at life, thank you for that idea. Love can keep us sane…

  17. Diana says:

    🤗🤗🤗.. Nice one, Benjamin. Made me think of my Gran! ❤️❤️💐🙏🤗

  18. -Eugenia says:

    Beautifully penned, Benjamin!

  19. How wonderfully you finished it….lovely words…

  20. Oh this is wonderful and your words ring so true Benjamin…that’s all it takes..a heart break..even if it’s not forever, will make you world spin the other way..

  21. -Eugenia says:

    Your poetry is stunning, Benjamin! Thank you so much for following my blog.

  22. Farah says:

    This is such a great poem with an honest depiction of feelings and thoughts about love. Brilliant!

  23. Distance is difficult but it makes your bond sharp and sturdy is what these lines remind me of, being in that position haha 🙂. Beautifully written!

    Also, wanted you to know that me and my friend nominated you for the BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD on our latest post, hope you reply 😊💝

  24. Kritika says:

    Wow so sweet of the person who would be missing someone.

  25. Yeah correct…🖖 That’s one thing you can keep on doing. It pains. Yet feels pleasurable. 🙂

  26. Msdedeng says:

    This is beautifully written, Benjamin. I am learning to focus on the now; it could be a single thing I focus on like the wind’s effect on a single strand of grass, and surprisingly, time becomes immense. I am not explaining it well, but your poem touches on that aspect, for me at least.

  27. Olivia Ava says:

    True indeed❤️😊.

  28. yassy says:

    Oh ! This is so heartfelt, Benji. Sigh ! Your heart is beautiful and she better come running.

  29. Hmmmm, I think you have hit a nail on it’s head with this. Absence does seem to slow the time mightily. Thanks for sharing!

    • So true. Absence can really effect us, in good and bad ways. But it’s best to try to focus on the positives whenever we can. Thanks again for reading and commenting. Nice to hear your perspective!

  30. Sunra Rainz says:

    I love this. You are a quintessential poet 🙂

  31. Sunra Rainz says:

    That’s very kind, Ben, thank you 💕 You’re so humble. I always enjoy your words. I just read your short stories, they were great. Especially the one about the leech. Subtly written but punchy and powerful👌

    • Well, it’s true. You really have a lot of talent, which it’s clear you’ve nurtured over the years. And thanks so much. “Little Gifts” is one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever written. But it is tinged with a bit of sadness as well. But still leaves room for hope. Thanks again!

      • Sunra Rainz says:

        Oh thank you, and ditto. I can’t write narratives, it’s a learning curve so it’s inspiring for me to read yours. It reminds me that you don’t need that many words to tell a powerful story. It is sad but but also real. I like the imagery of grit you portrayed. It made me want to know more which a good story always should. I’m glad I found it 💕👌

      • Yeah, flash fictions. You should try writing some. They’re quick and fun. The goal is to write as short as you can but still stay more. Thanks again!!!

      • Sunra Rainz says:

        Wishing you a most excellent weekend 😊☀️

      • Super. Thanks. You have a great weekend as well! 🙂

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