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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Gratitude in Motion




 ~the honey pours in and soothes the heart~


Gratitude in Motion

Life swirls, unfurls, and throws us about like a ship at sea.
Life gives, it lives, in the smile of a small child.
Moving forward, confusion reigns; deeply sad no reason; treason?
Walking in the dark of morning perceiving a glimpse at why
one would take their own life.
Shocked by this thought; never had it before.
No fear or concern; only curiosity and then,
compassion.

Why now…from where did it arise…aren’t I wise
enough to know better?
Dare to even have this thought.
More swirling, more whirling, more breathing into feeling, not believing in the thinking.
And…then…there it is…motion, the ocean,
the energy moves forward, out and away from the darkness,
the sadness, the inexplicable, what?

Oh hello, it’s you…its love, each moment, one breath at a time.
Gratitude, look up at the stars.
Look …feel your feet touch the ground.
Look…the light breathes the leaves on fire.
Look, see, touch.
Love…another.
Miracles are happening every moment.

No need to take your life, life will have its own way with you and give
you all the joy and sorrow you can take.
You can make
your life anything you wish.
Right now and forever
in the blink of an eye
in a lifetime.
Your lifetime.

Go live it...now.

Do stop by and read some of the best word-smithing going on!

 

10 comments:

  1. smiles...love the positive note you bring this to...that we have control of our lives...or at least how we respond to what happens which is not always predictable...and def feels like that ship at sea at times...

    will fix your link at dverse...smiles...went to an old post...

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    1. Thanks Brian. Been reading through some of the 119 poems!! Your site is inviting and inspiring!!
      Take good care this weekend. :hugs

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  2. Oh I am glad to be finding you again Mary. Lots to read and to think of here.

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    1. Indeed!! Just saw you on Twitter as well. All is well. Hope you are too?!?!

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  3. some tough, scary parts in here, but very real. Love the ending and the message it presents. Thanks

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  4. Great poem - love the part about the smile of a child.

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  5. Something very calming and wise about the words and the way they are ordered

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  6. This is beautifully inspiring, a poem that one should keep on one's bedside table to read when awakening in the morning....to remind us to live our lives, really LIVE them, every day.

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  7. so soothing and inspiring. a beautiful poem filled with light and positive energy *smiles*

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