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Life, A Treasure

How different dawn can be from dusk
How fast life can change direction
It transforms in the blink of an eye
Without any warning nor apology

From a glowing sunrise, to a gloomy sunset
From contented warmth, to a dreaded chill
From firm solidarity, to cold solitude
From complete bliss, to total sadness

But the opposite is also true
Life can change from bad to good
Heartache can be healed too
Yet life can bring good from bad

Oh but how we begin to take life for granted
Forgetting how precious each breath is
Every heartbeat is a gift from above
Every touch, sound, smell, vision, taste, is to be treasured

Thus life should be lived to the full
All experiences should be cherished
Good or bad, it is moments lived
Memories created for keepsakes

Yes memories, reminders indeed
That not all was bad, there was good too
Memories, the anchor of strength
When dusk seems drawn out

During this seemingly unending dusk
Thinking back makes the pain worthwhile
The pain, oh how piercing it is
Like fire to flesh, ice to tongue

Yes life has twists and turns
Surprises both pleasant and often not
Like water changes form, it changes to God’s will
For we are like clay in the hands of our life giver

So while we have breath to spare
Rejoice and laugh hard
Let your loved ones know they are cherished
Thank God for each gift he bestows

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013


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this poem serves as a reminder that life can change in an instant. we need to cherish every moment that it bestows, good or bad

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