Friday, October 19, 2012

such is life

i wait and i wonder, is it now is it later
do i rest with my knowledge, do i search for more important information not given

and i say to myself--who knows, who can tell you, what a moment, what a year may bring
who is to say all is well and i promise there will be no regrets

such is life, such are dreams, gone if we linger too long, wasted if we don't embrace the gifts before us

sometimes, i think back and i remember many issues wrestled with, and forgotten
did i forfeit that time--is it still out there somewhere, unused---i wouldn't know how to reach it

the beauty in pain reminds me of the brevity before us all and i capture a glimpse of the desires of my heart
if only they would always be the same desires

and though i pose these questions of mine in different ways and cadences---it's okay---for until this life has left us, we ask and seek and deliberate and yes sometimes we just dive in, heart first and let the unspoken voices drain from our consciousness

44 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely poem. Well phrased and hits all who read it.

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  2. lovely poem for a melancholy day. "if only they would always be the same desires..." *sigh*

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    1. i guess you are having a cloudy day too---thanks katie:)

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  3. So poignant: "did I forfeit that time?" Who hasn't had that thought? Beautiful, Lynn.

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    1. i like to think that time is given to us again-- thank you dana<3

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  4. Sometimes the pain helps us appreciate the happier moments. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. those moments really do help us see the beauty in life-- have a great weekend too cynthia:)

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  5. Another enjoyable and thought provoking one keep going you're on a roll.

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  6. I can relate to those words, for sure!

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    1. glad you understand-- thank you ms.a:)

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  7. Hi Lynn,

    Lovely words you have shared today and yes, such is life.
    Enjoy the weekend

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. thank so much carolyn-- enjoy your weekend too- hugs back:)

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  8. Ke-rack! Homerun, Lynn. Outta the park.

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    1. haha glad you liked it-- thanks suze:)

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  9. "until this life has left us, we ask and seek and deliberate and yes sometimes we just dive in, heart first and let the unspoken voices drain from our consciousness."

    Love this.

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  10. Very true, dreams are gone if we linger too long. You have a way with words and poetry. Something I need to develop better.

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    1. i know, it's too bad sometimes, how time marches so fast! why thank you so much stephen :)

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  11. I love that line...did I forfeit that time? Worrying and stewing really is squandering time, isn't it? You are a true poet, Lynn. so insightuful.

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    1. i am so glad you liked it mare----thank you for calling me a poet, i am just starting to embrace it :)

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  12. So nicely written.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  13. This is so beautiful, Lynn. This is my favorite part: "such is life, such are dreams, gone if we linger too long, wasted if we don't embrace the gifts before us"
    A good reminder to do just that--embrace what we have before it is gone. <3

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    1. thank you susan---there a way too many things and people i did not embrace along the way---so now i am trying to change that---hope you have a great week :)

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  14. expressed eloquently! life is the result of our choices and we have to live with that =)

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    1. i guess that is why sometimes our choices need to be narrowed---thank you tara :)

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  15. such is life, such are dreams, gone if we linger too long, wasted if we don't embrace the gifts before us

    I love that part too because it is so true for all of us!

    Another lovely poem Lynn!

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    1. i know i have wasted way too much, but i guess i can't waste time regretting either---thanks so much theresa :)

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  16. "Different ways and different cadences"--beautiful, Lynn. Just beautiful and somehow adds a sense of peace. Thanks.

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    1. awwww how sweet and what a nice thing to think of, that it may have been peaceful--thank you meredith :)

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  17. lovely writing!!
    yes, we have a choices in how we react.

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    1. we really do--sometimes it's hard to choose it, but it's there--thanks annmarie :)

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  18. good one :)

    there is just too many if in our life

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    1. you are right--too many everything--thank you :)

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