Saturday, July 15, 2017
Reminding myself to keep things
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."