Bob Blackwell

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! ! A Happy Person - Poem by Bob Blackwell

Storm blown ripples
line my weathered brow,
face a map of life’s journey,
of striving, disappointments
happiness and joy.

The winds of sorrow,
and displeasure have
left their mark on
my furrowed brow, but
my sparkling crows feet,
eyes, are happy lines.

Although
the sad waters have left
their lines of memory,
there are no tears
for past events to fill up
dry lakes of discontent,
and my now happy smile,
helps smooth the waters of
my still much wrinkled face.

Flowers of hope have opened,
blossoms of bliss bloomed,
and seas of tranquillity and
peace now fill my soul and
my heart is filled with love.

All thoughts of past and future
displaced through practice,
meditation, quietness, being
still; these daily moments of
calm, bring a realisation that
to be happy I must only
live now, in present moment,
for as each moment dies,
for me, a new one is born.


30-07-2008

Inspired by a poem sent to me by that lovely poet Mamta Agarwal, thank you Mamtaji


Comments about ! ! A Happy Person by Bob Blackwell

  • (10/14/2009 11:30:00 AM)

    in present moment,
    for as each moment dies,
    for me, a new one is born....i love these lines...kind of echoes in my poems too...i do hope they still do when my brows are as furrowed as yours.
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  • (10/10/2009 6:38:00 PM)

    A 10++++ Bob Well done (Report)Reply

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (10/6/2009 11:09:00 AM)

    Pregnant with profoundity from the sperm of simplicty. (Report)Reply

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  • Aziz Alkaabi (9/24/2009 5:54:00 PM)

    There is some metaphoric complexity, here,

    there are no tears
    for past events to fill up
    dry lakes of discontent,
    and my now happy smile,
    helps smooth the waters of
    my still much wrinkled face.

    And some enchanting conclusion;

    Flowers of hope have opened,
    blossoms of bliss bloomed,
    and seas of tranquillity and
    peace now fill my soul and
    my heart is filled with love.

    All thoughts of past and future visit me again as I read this beautiful poem'
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  • (9/22/2009 12:25:00 PM)

    bring a realisation that
    to be happy I must only
    live now, in present moment,


    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • Matt Mooney (9/16/2009 12:11:00 PM)

    Brilliant piece of philosophy in a well crafted poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2009 6:02:00 AM)

    Happiness is claimed, as it arrives in its fullest. Beautiful with a warm touch. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/2/2009 9:54:00 AM)

    A Happy Person
    What an interesting correlation of ones face and the map that leads us on lifes contouring cravasses.
    Thankyou!
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  • (8/22/2009 6:23:00 AM)

    this piece is beautiful..nicelywritten..a happy person has a good heart.. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2009 8:39:00 AM)

    Wow! ! Love the comparisons of nature and you.10++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/19/2009 6:34:00 AM)

    NO Comment...! !
    what a poem...
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  • (8/14/2009 1:58:00 AM)

    I find it more challenging to live WITH happiness....once you find it ofcourse...But who's going to give it to you? Its about something we play hide and seek with....
    Oh, we do love games.....! !
    Cheers.
    Subroto
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  • (8/11/2009 5:21:00 AM)

    Fine elegant poetry you have got over there but sometimes I think each moment fading away let it be joy or woe but woe remains the most profound one in our memory do you agree? (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Blakemore (8/8/2009 3:38:00 AM)

    A really beautiful poem Bob, outstanding use of metaphor, just brilliant. Best wishes, Andrew (Report)Reply

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  • (8/7/2009 1:45:00 AM)

    lovely bob...tells a lot could read betweem words...a wonderful poem...i take it into my favs (Report)Reply

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  • (8/6/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    Bob, I hope those blossoms of bliss keep blooming for a long time come my friend. An awesome poem. Top marks and thank for sharing it dear friend.
    David
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  • (8/5/2009 12:06:00 AM)

    Your poems are always a blast to read! This one is beating with life and swirling with experiences, yes, there are many lessons that can be learned from this poem. Love it! 10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2009 6:22:00 PM)

    Congratulations to a very happy person, and making others happy to. Beautiful at any age:

    live now, in present moment,
    for as each moment dies,
    for me, a new one is born.
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  • (8/4/2009 12:01:00 PM)

    You have reached the other shore, swimming across the troubled water of pain and joy.........you have reached the shore of peace............a good write....... (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    very inspiring poem Bob sir......lessons must be learned from this poem...I loved it....10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 30, 2009


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