Just me … (trying my hand at poetry)

For some reason, out of the blue,

a poem starting forming in my head.

Perhaps it was because I could not sleep,

That this poem came to me,

from somewhere deep.

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Just me

I entered the world, my eyes open wide,

Blinking, gasping, on my own.

A sole adventure about to unfold.

I quickly learned by making a noise,

I’d be fed or changed or held,

and  things would be the same.

 

Soon I found my way around

and a new world was mine.

Full of wonders, full of excitement,

full of laughter,

and everything was a game.

 

As the years rolled on

and challenges came along,

The world started to change.

Now things were up to me,

things were not the same.

 

And now as I enter

this stage of my life,

perhaps the last stage to go through.

I realize I am back to square one

And will leave the world as I entered.

 

When the time comes,

it will be me alone,

leaving with eyes now closed,

but ready to see

what the next adventure holds for me.

 

Thanks for reading!

Photo from internet; posted HERE.

 

 

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Cherish others …

It’s Sunday morning and I am listening to the national news – telling the story of the horror in Paris. Several times they showed a picture of a man, kneeling close to one of the people covered in a white sheet. The man would lift the cover, put it down again, and lift it again. I wonder if it was someone he knew, someone he cherished. Although the news clip was short, he remained kneeling, seemingly unable to leave.

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This tragedy, along with other recent horrific news, once again highlights the importance of relationships. It highlights the impermanence of life. It highlights the value of treasuring your family members and friends. (I use friend in the broadest sense.) It highlights the importance of caring for yourself. Life is a journey – but unlike a planned trip, we never know the ending point. Best made plans often never happen. But plans are part of life, so continue making plans – with the simple caveat that you plan to take care of those you treasure along the way.

As you go about your day, think about some of the last words from Steve Jobs: “Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” 

As always, Thank You for reading!