Life Can Be Amazing, A Poem

 

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I am not an artist,

But I sing

In astonished whispers

At the artistry of my days

Weave them

In yearning tongue

But their beauty weeps

Much less

Than in the proper light

For words can barely illuminate

The language of her splendor.

Life, sometimes –

Can just be amazing

The setting sun over rooftops

The sun slowly rising

Across snow-topped mountain peaks

The rise and fall of waves

Upon the sandy shore.

Can you hear her speak

In the silent footfalls

Of snow embracing the landscape

In the gentle rise and fall

With each and every breath

In the syncopated beat

Within your chest

That you barely notice

Have you ever wondered

At her beauty?

Each moment –

Is a time to reflect

A time to celebrate

For each and every

Single breath you make

Reveals beauty if you’d only see.

And though some may say

That life is not amazing

For we have known grief

In some manner, at some time

But if you truly listen –

If you open your eyes

A little further

You would see –

That what is now missing

Were moments

Worthy of reminiscence

That you barely did see.

A chance to rejoice

An opportunity to sing

And though now

You are left

Perhaps, empty-handed

You are ever so blessed

By what memories

They bring.

 

© Sumyanna 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a beautiful reminder that we should always be open to those moments, and though they may sometimes be as small as a butterfly, they are no less lovely for that.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So very true. I think it is important, because some times that is what is needed to keep us going 🙂

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      1. The skeleton of a leaf, the chuckle of a baby, a sun ray breaking through cloud. All treasures to be stored…

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