Daily Post Prompt: Life is a Test, A Poem

 

Life

is a test,

and some of us

struggle to breathe

beneath the weight

of life’s dreams

unfulfilled

and others –

beneath

the layers

of expectation

Am I enough?

Am I enough?

Am I . . .

enough –

and we often forget,

that life

is about living.

it is not the attainment

of perfection

painting ourselves

in the proper hue

followed by the spotlight.

It is the savoring

of every moment –

no matter how small.

It is in the recognition

of growth

and a witness

to the beauty

of imperfection.

It is in the slow strive

toward improvement

and the meaningful stretch

toward our hopes and dreams.

 

© Sumyanna 2016

 

Gorgeous image courtesy of Morguefile (lisasolonynko)

Written for The Daily Post Prompt: test

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. A beautiful thought!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  2. oh so true,you wrote beautifully my friend,it does become a grind if we don’t ourselves remind…it’s all in this moment,beautiful you…love you…hugs

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so much Seema. Yes, never easy – but full of beautiful moments. The hard part is overlooking the difficulties and being thankful for the blessings.

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  3. You’ve done it again! Another lovely poem, and you put such fundamental truths into your words.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you like it! Thank you 🙂

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  4. Delyn Merce says:

    Reblogged this on Stutter-Stepping Heart and commented:
    I love every bit of this post by Sumyanna–it moved me, calmed me, encouraged me. She writes so beautifully from a heart that knows peace. Maybe I can stop making life harder than it needs to be–thank you, Sumyanna ❤

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much for sharing Delyn!

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      1. Delyn Merce says:

        You’re most welcome–it just echoes in my heart right now…

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  5. Delyn Merce says:

    PS–I may want to reblog, if you allow??

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  6. Delyn Merce says:

    Another “oh my goodness” one! This is an anointed message sent in poetry–Brilliant and Beautiful!

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  7. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! : )

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much! Really glad you liked it.

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  8. Yes indeed life is a test;
    Where wee all have to give our best…….
    Wonderful lines by you……..

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you – glad you liked it!

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      1. Yes indeed I liked it….!!

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