Thursday, February 22, 2018


It’s Open Link night at dVerse, and
I’ve taken the time to do a little
introspection in rhyme. 
Submitted to dVerse
February 22, 2018

I may be the last stone to skip
But it’s been a terrific trip
Now that I’m slow in step
I’ve time for the memories I’ve kept
When young folks hold the door
I know I’ve earned that … and more
When I was young I did my part
I’ve lived my life with an open heart
Now time is short and my hair is gray
There’s time to savor each new day
I remind myself life’s for the living
And spend my time loving and forgiving.

Image is my own digital art.


  1. There's time to live, love and forgive.

  2. Love the rhyming verses Bev ~ Enjoy life everyday in everyway.

  3. this is lovely!
    Mary (MNL, cactus haiku)

  4. Indeed, Life's for the living...and we must continue to do so.
    A beautiful write !

  5. This is beautiful Beverly! I was sorry to read in your comment on my post that a young person is also missing from your extended family. I do not know whether you are aware of John Lordan from and his video appeals for missing persons on Brainscratch Searchlight, a YouTube channel. The video he produced for Liam's disappearance was very well put together - an appeal like this may help bring your loved one home xxx

  6. The last two lines are so true. One cannot really live without loving and forgiving. And your digital art is neat!

  7. This is so poignant! Indeed life would be meaningless if it were not for love and forgiveness. 💖

  8. Love this... especially in the end. So important to forgive in the end. The rhymes work so well

  9. A great philosophy to live by. Perfect.

  10. Loving and forgiving equals living. Important to know that as we slow down. Beautiful write!

  11. What a beautiful outlook! And if everyone could only live their lives with an open heart--imagine the world!