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Take a Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

Kind and Gentle

The heart 

just wants to feel,

it cares not 

whether its good or bad, 

and the frail human ego,

has made it very easy  

to feel mad or sad. 

So she set out,

with her good

nature and intentions,

to create a world

of kind and gentle,

focusing her energies

and attentions

both emotional and mental.


she sharpened her 

hidden spiritual senses,

dropping the

things that built up

her worldly defenses.

Wise beyond her years 

she noticed in a thought, 

as kind and gentle appears, 

she cannot be sold or bought,

but opens new frontiers

in her struggles, long fought. 

In the nulling

of past hates and fears, 

she found kind and gentle         

was no weakness, as she was taught.

It was ascension in spiral tiers,

which swept her away when

she was caught.



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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