Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Third Way - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

The Third Way

Not of my way

Not of your way


A new way

A third way

Acceptable to both

Both put their own needs aside

Ageeing upon a way

A third way

Agreeable to both parties

A good way

A common way

A new way

A way accepted


Agreed upon by both

Ego needs set aside

Seeking a common good





A third way


The third way

© 2018 M.N. Hopkins

Note: The inspiration came for this poem while thinking of how common it is for people to fight with each other in their little ego battles, each wanting it their own way and so engrossed in their own needs, thus never seeing that there are other ways of doing that may never have been considered by either party, yet by the choosing of a third way, these conflicts may cease to exist depending on the willingness of both parties to free their minds long enough to see that other possibilities or actions taken or not taken actually exist outside of their little belief systems or constructs.  I wrote it in a free verse style of poetry and published it for the first time on my blog today, the 15th of September 2018.

To read more of my poems, please click on the link below

Poems by M.N. Hopkins


John M said...

I like your poem. It would be great if the worlds governments tried to follow "The Third Way".

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Hello John M,

Glad that you liked it and thanks for your wise words.

Kindest regards,