Janice M Pickett

Moments Like These

When all around you are smiling
Laughter of children filling the air
and birds romancing in the branches
of the old oak tree under which you stand
You can only feel joy

Thoughts drift to perfect moments
times when you knew passion
even for a fleeting moment
even without the actual touch
but you felt it
even so

Time stands still if only
for a second
You shake yourself
back into the real world

But still the birds sing
and the breeze drifts accross
your face
Still the laughter of children
fills the air

You know the glory of letting go
There is no reward in holding on
there is no pleasure in sadness
It is futile thinking the worst

But there is so much living
that can be done in acceptance
So much joy to be found
by an open loving heart

Moments like these
are valuable and meaningful
Treasure them and remember them
for times when you need
to feel such joy again.

Keep this moment
Treasure it and remember it
for there will be times
you will need to feel again
Moments like these

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 30, 2009

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