We Own This Life.........

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A Gift For You

It was all so worth it ......the climb ..the cost
to get to where I stand
Because ...if not..... what else is there.....
Today I breath deeply the aromas
of success.......in what you ask?
I knew a friend once that in the company
of others spent too long looking down
I remember thinking ......never
never will I do that .......
Let you're gaze take in the whole of
the day ..the hour ....the moment
No one else can give you that!
No one else will care ........
Especially those who would steal
your moment .......to fill thier own
abyss
The one you cannot help
even though.... you think you can save them ........
We own this Life......
yours ....only yours
Take it in hand and caress it
hold it to you ......and know
it's yours........
Only yours

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

If I understand correctly we all must make the most of what life has to offer.


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Lovely poem, wonderful sentiments, and I agree wholeheartedly. Look up at people, nature, places, things, not down. We're all a lot happier looking up instead of down.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Your life is all you'll truly ever own. Everything else is just possessed for a short time and then you leave it behind.

Your life is the only thing that is yours alone, and when you are gone, you take it with you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund , Thats it my friend , each moment ,each hour , each day. One day this will be over and then , how did we spend our days. as it worth it? Did we kive ?....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Thank you dear lady , We must own our time here.;-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Will Starr, thats it Will, Tolstoy said the only thing we own is the 6 feet they bury us in .......Thanks my good man.


daddysgirl 5 years ago

I totally agree. There are many times I ind myself drinking up the scenery especially now that spring is here!! Love to see there vivid green with new trees blossoming... I know the older I get the fasster the days go and sadly enough I was told the other day, by a 6o yearold lady...."just wait they go even faster when your'e my age." We are never promised one more day huh? Love and hugs


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I knew I wasn't going to be dissapointed. When I want to read poetry that brings me to a higher level, to a greater depth, I click on yours. A beuatiful reminder to value the gift of our lives.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet Sun , I saw you the other evening between the grey clouds and the ridgeline as you were going to the west , Violet sun sets , my favorite . :-] Thank you for your ever kind words.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful; and you brought it to life with your talent.

Thank you for sharing and take care

Eiddwen.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

This reminds me of my favorite song by Jon Bonjovi "It's my life". Great write.

Cardisa


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Wow, that was good, Ahorseback...very powerful and I have to agree with Cardisa comment as well.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Eiddwen ,You are always so kind in sharing.

:-] ps.We owe it to ourselves.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Well thank you Cardisa, and do you hold this song "in a corner of your mind". :-] Be well my friend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

B Malin thanks for reading and sharing you're time. :-]


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

The last six lines are so powerful and spread a message for all of us to love ourselves! Stunning!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fossillady , The messege ! Have a beutiful day! I know you can do it. :-]


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singlmomat52 5 years ago

I really needed that today!! You are so right!! I haven't ever been happier in my life, except raising my boys, than I have since I made my move last year, I don't regret it for one moment, I would do it again in a heartbeat. My life is mine and I love it. Thank you!!!


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Yes! Breath it in! :D Wrap your fists around it, drink it! Hey ahorseback! I don't really have time but I seriously missed you and everyone here! I'll come back soon and get all caught up again! :D Thanks for the read!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Singlemom, Hi , sure am glad life is good now ,Whats with those boys , do they need a paddling? Im sure glad life is for you! :-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hi marina , It's so nice to know you are well, and busy with you're dream!!! Can't wait to ear whats happening in you're life! Be vigilant and stay safe. :-]


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singlmomat52 5 years ago

Well, yes they could use a good paddling. If you have read any of my serious hubs you would know what I went through with my boys. I love my life and I love the person that I was Created to be. thanks!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ahh singlemom, Grab your shoe and "wack-em" , thats all they need . I have read your hubs and see a mom much like my own , she juggled everything . And did a heck of a job, mostly alone. :-]

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