Wednesday, July 16, 2008

3WW - A Poem


What life could I want to be a part of

more than my own,

waking up to a clean breeze,

serenaded by a choir of birds,

pine scent filling every corner,

flowers blooming,

a good man by my side.

It makes me remember my history

of rushing through the day,

walking past suffering,

dragging baggage, energy spent,

"things" becoming my worth.

But seeing past all that

I am rich,

not even the lottery can compare,

or a sexy little black dress

with strappy high heels.

I have all I need,

our house in the pines,

a blog with friends, a book of poetry,

along with grandsons covering

empty spaces on every wall,

and the way my waterfall-

runs over rocks-

roaring like a lion.

Don't mind me,

I'll stop pondering my old narrow ways,

to enjoy natures symphony as I sway along

while my body

heals in the cool water-

my dog lays on the deck-

and my mind floats away

carrying all my cares to the big blue sky

and gets lost in the clouds. History, Narrow, Spent


thisgirlremembers said...

What a lovely poem! I feel as though I've left my little apartment and visited some quiet woodland sanctuary - what a wonderful portrait you've painted of your home and your life these days... I feel I stray too much toward the former life you've described. Thank you for the much-needed reminder about living in one's life. :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I came back by to tell you I left something for you on my blog, but I got a bonus. You wrote a poem and I love it. You are very rich indeed and that warms my heart more than you know.

Lucy said...

your poem so reminds me that life IS SO FULL of beautiful moments.... It's all about stopping and recognizing them. THANK you Sweetheart xoxo

(your waterfall came out amazingly well! HOw tranquil it must be to sit and enjoy it)

TC said...

This is my favorite thing of yours I've read so far. I loved it. It's simply amazing.

Geraldine said...

Oh so beautifully expressed Tammy.I've said it before,I'll say it again: you are a gift to all of us who stop by your lovely blog. Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. Inspiring and uplifting! Hugs, G

Joyce said...

Good evening, Tammy. I very much enjoyed your lovely descriptive poem.

I did a short tanka poem for this writing prompt.

Talk to you later. :)

Giggles said...

What a gratifying poem so fitting of an amazing Warrior. Bless you for rising above all adversity to reign as queen of the clouds! You inspire me!

Hugs Sherrie

anthonynorth said...

A lovely poem. It is always good to remember what you've got, rather than what you haven't, or what you miss.
You say it perfectly.

Greyscale Territory said...

Riches are so much more than mere money. Real riches linger. Beautiful!

tinker said...

You are truly wealthy in the ways that really count, Tammy - rich in heart and soul!
p.s. there's an award waiting for you on my blog, when you get a chance~xOxO

Remiman said...

Your poem tells me we are kindred spirits, finding joy, comfort and solice in the wonder of nature.

Anonymous said...

I bow to your superior wisdom Tammy and hope that one day I too can find inner peace.


Just Jen said...

Can I go with you? i want to be carried away to the big blue sky and get lost in the clouds!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful reminder about all that is right and beautiful in your world, as well as my own. Sometimes, gentle reminders like these are necessary.
Interestingly (or not), I've been having a crapload of gratitude lately. (that wasn't very poetic, now was it?)

Love you tons,

lissa said...

what a refreshing reflection of being alive, the last part makes me smile

one more believer said...

i believe what you speak of is perfect peace... amen... it is wonderful to read abt a perfect day in your life... the queen of clouds... yes, like the sound of that...

linda said...

(((tammy))) thank you for this spoke to places in my heart I need to remember I have....

Chris said...

A grateful heart is a happy heart. You are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful, Tammy. You are rich in yourself - what a wonderful outlook you have on life - a lesson for everyone.

And I love your waterfall!

Kay said...

Your poetry mpre and more reflects your voice - I loved this!

Yolanda said...

This is so lovely .Thanks for sharing it and continuing to be a inspiration to me.

Mary Timme said...

I heard a sad thing today. A gentleman asked a lady relative of his, "Who would I be if I sold this house?" The lady didn't have an answer.

You poem is the antithesis of that expression of doubt in self worth! I love it.

Amber said...

Beautiful. Life.