Validation Of Life Poem by Dave Alan Walker

Validation Of Life

Rating: 4.8

I felt traces of life
in one of my thoughts
I took it as validation
that I am alive

I've stopped smoking after 32 years of forty roll ups a day.
My thoughts have not been much other than cigs, but it's
getting a little better now.
Kim Barney 15 February 2015

Congratulations, both on giving up smoking and having this poem selected as Poem of the Day. Well written. The way I tell I'm alive is, I read the obituaries every morning, and if I don't find my name, I assume I'm still living.

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Valerie Dohren 30 July 2013

Descartes said Cogito ergo sum' - 'I think therefore I am'. Summed up excellently here Dave.

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Dave Walker 14 February 2015

A little update, it is now 14 of February 2015, and I still have not had a cigarette.

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Almedia Knight-Oliver 30 July 2013

Concise....and to the ponit.

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Manonton Dalan 30 July 2013

brilliant, yes indeed...short powerful poem

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 November 2018

Wow.. forty roll ups a day! However you have stopped smoking after 32 years is amazing. Relating to this you have painted a beautiful poem which has been selected as the poem of the day.

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Hazel Durham 15 February 2015

Congratulations Dave on this great write selected as Poem Of The Day! Powerful write you say so much in just a few lines!

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Pranab K Chakraborty 15 February 2015

Excellent. Sense of stopping the right moment is one of the main criteria perhaps of art. Here it has happened.

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Rajnish Manga 15 February 2015

I could not grasp the idea until I read your notes. I can understand the obsession. Now that you are free from the obsession, you can feel the difference. One can think and reasonably so. Thanks for sharing this small but meaningful poem.

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Brian Stafford 15 February 2015

short and sweet, well done!

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