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Take a Moment. Poetry and Art by Rich Okun


I remember,

getting angry,

at the littlest things,

giving power

to whatever I let

pull my strings.

Whether it was people

or situations,

whatever I thought was

causing me aggravations.

I would react

like some marionette

and even more dark attract,

to my shadowed silhouette.

But it was never

any of those circumstances,

nor was it any other person.

It was me all along,

and it would only worsen

when I sang the dreaded

victim song.

The source

of my freedom

and of my discontent,

was knowing,

that no matter what it is,

only I can prevent,

and I must take,

credit and blame,

for everything I name.

For that which I feel and see,

is my experience,

out picturing from me.



Rich spent his professional life in various corporate positions. He was the youngest member of the Art Students’ League of New York, and after many years and diverse careers, he now devotes his focus to creative passions. Having lived a lifetime studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems, he was inspired to action when a new little puppy, Maya came to town. He has developed a unique format of quote/poem/illustration using Maya as his muse specifically to help children of all ages understand spiritual and moral issues and to closen the relationships within the family. He is taking storytelling to the next level and these daily meditations can also awaken the child in you.. Rich lives in Connecticut with his wonderful wife, four cats, lots of other animals and Maya.
Rich has 4 published books which he authored and illustrated you can find them all at or the Books tab on his site

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