Bill Bright


Poem by Bill Bright


There is nothing perfect about any one soul,
But there can be the desire to improve as our goal,
We all begin life as a fresh mountain stream,
Not a pool so stagnant that its layers do gleam,
We take the most assured path that we know,
To succeed and improve yet sometimes we plateau,
We learn how to act in rigid situations,
Where saying the right thing improves relations,
And sometimes success in just one area of life,
Can begin to make dull even the sharpest of knife,
This does not mean that all hope has been lost,
This interim period assures it's time to defrost,
There are many things we need, a house and kettles,
But its time to take note of intricate petals,
We need many things, understandable and correct,
But sometimes we forget how to truly reflect,
Without compassion you can't be complete,
And our inner happiness will begin to retreat,
Sometimes we forget what is really essential,
That can make us climb nearer our potential,
Obstacles can halt our desire to feel love,
When you experience treatment, undeserved of,
But with limited time and hurdles to clear,
This is the moment to switch into that gear,
When you're hungry you eat and sleep when tired,
And when you're feeling lost, its change that's desired,
The answers do not come wrapped up and glittered,
But around us opportunities are constantly littered,
It will always be upon an individual to act,
Upon realizing there are elements on which they lacked,
A good place to begin is to remember feeling,
With touch and emotions that will begin the healing,
We must go beyond what we need to exist,
Not just a name that's placed on a death waiting list,
And allow at whatever age to feel revived,
With enthusiasm and laughter which isn't contrived.

Topic(s) of this poem: Old age

Comments about Revive by Bill Bright

  • Eugene LevichEugene Levich (1/19/2015 3:11:00 PM)

    Fine poem and wise thoughts! I enjoyed it. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 19, 2015