Saturday, July 15, 2017

PERSPECTIVE



Reminding myself to keep things
in perspective.
Submitted to Poets United
Poetry Pantry #362
July 16, 2017



I flew on the great silver bird
High aloft in the sky
It was wonderful for my perspective
As I thought “How small am I”

I gazed down on a crazy-quilt landscape
Spread richly to left and right
And I guessed that all of life’s spectrum
Must lie there below in my sight.

Somewhere hearts were happy
As they shared the miracle of birth
While other hearts were heavy
As a loved one passed from this earth.

Some were amassing great riches
Others struggling just to survive
Some contemplating suicide
Others rejoicing to be alive.

Somewhere babies were crying
Young folks were falling in love
And farmers were tilling the soil
As I viewed from my seat above.

I thought to myself, “Remember,
When you question the path you’ve trod
Others are facing life’s challenges
You’re but one of the children of God."

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18 comments:

  1. Wonderful writing and poetry. I enjoyed this very much~

    Jan

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  2. A dazzling reflection of the truth of it all.

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  3. What a great perspectiv. Love it.

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  4. Love the contrasting images and the flow of lines into beautiful rhythm.

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  5. This is pure wisdom, and a delight to read and think about.

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  6. Luv the keen contemplating in your perspective view

    Happy Sunday

    Much love...

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  7. So important to feel the larger picture and where we stand in the greater scheme of things...nicely said!

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  8. A plane gives a great overview perspective. I hardly feel human up there but feel like I can see all the ages of humanity. Thanks for penning this view.

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  9. Bev I have often thought of such things as I have flow above looking down on that quilted landscape....you articulated it beautifully....

    'I gazed down on a crazy-quilt landscape
    Spread richly to left and right
    And I guessed that all of life’s spectrum
    Must lie there below in my sight.'

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  10. Would that we all could experience such a change in perspective. Our world is so in need of just that.

    Elizabeth

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  11. ...and so we continue our journey. Very nice work.
    ZQ

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  12. I like the quilt landscape. Flying always gives me a funny feeling.

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  13. Your poem really puts so much in perspective. You have a good outlook!

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  14. Loved the thoughts you shared here. And you do rhyme so well ... you have a gift.

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    1. Funny thing is, I am having difficulty with free verse! It seems my brain is locked into rhyme!

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  15. How much like a song/hymn, worthy of musical notes and voices!

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