Poem .. did you ever!

View from my window at dusk (mottled Marshmallow sky).
View from my window at dusk (mottled Marshmallow sky). | Source



Did you ever see the sunset over a mottled marshmallow sky
Did you ever hear the sweetness of a newborn baby's sigh
Did you ever know the message behind unspoken words
Did you ever see the brightness in the eyes of singing birds

Did you ever stand on mountains and understand your size
Did you ever truly grasp, that life is our greatest prize
Did you ever see the love in every living thing
Did you ever just let go, and allow your heart to sing

Did you ever bless another, without expectation of return
Did you ever teach love's lessons; the ones you need to learn
Did you ever feel compassion, for the situation of another
Did you ever really know "I am" your sister, your brother

Did you ever have a dream that became a reality
Did you ever comprehend, that possibilities are free
Did you ever know your power when you open your heart to all
Did you ever feel the softness of a lover's feathered fall

Did you ever lose a loved one, and ache with your last goodbye
Did you ever believe that love lives on, and simply cannot die
Did you ever see the purest love, shine from an infants face
Did you ever feel the awesome power, of a warm and loving embrace

Did you ever get broken, by love's deepest purpose for you
Did you ever feel despair, until you were able to breakthrough
Did you ever see the pattern in every living thing
Did you ever cry because, life is so wonderfully amazing!


Copyright © Helen Lewis 2011

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Ever,whenever and forever,a wonderful poem brightforyou.;)


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Mentalist acer!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Well did we ever. Great questions and sentiments. Thank you for your inspirational words.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Mostly...


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi acaetnna - thank you for your kind comments!

Hi Randy Behavior - mostly is good!


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

A very nice, powerful, well-written poem.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Robwrite, thanks for your kind comment - glad you enjoyed it!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I think this is a very inspired hub that I enjoyed immensely. I will be looking forward to reading some more like it.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Pamela99, good to hear you enjoyed my poem and I hope you found it inspiring. Thanks for stopping by! :-)


tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Oh wow! brightaforyou, that is just incredible! A really powerful, thought-provoking, flowing piece of poetry here! I love every single word! Superb work!


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you tnderhrt23 - clearly you have experienced many of life's wonders; I am so glad you appreciated the poem and hope it inspires your day!

It looks like you are not writing on hubpages any more? I was unable to find your profile page... :-) Helen


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Inspiring! Did I ever...yes and yes. I really enjoyed this insightful poem.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Fay

Thank you for your comments - good to hear the Yes! I'm looking forward to reading your hubs!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for a beautiful and enjoyable poem which contains lovely images and ideas!


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ACSutliff 5 years ago

Wow, powerful stuff! Very nice thoughts. Thank you for sharing them. I especially like, Did you ever stand on mountains and understand your size, and, Did you ever see the pattern in every living thing.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Uplifting and compellingly powerful in its essence. Great!


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi AliciaC - thank you for your comments - I'm glad you enjoyed the images and ideas for positive living :-)

Hi ACSutliff, thank you. I'm glad you found the words empowering! As I wrote it, I just thought of all the experiences which have had a profound effect on me - actually, it wrote itself in about 5 minutes! :-)

Hi chspublish - I'm happy you feel uplifted and feel the power in asking ourselves to remember the beauty and blessings in everything! Thank you for your comments :-)


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

So many wonderful questions. Luckily, I could answer yes to many. Thanks for sharing.


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Truckstop Sally, so glad you were able to answer Yes to many of life's wonders! I look forward to reading your hubs, thanks for your comments, :-) Helen


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quicksand 5 years ago

Cheers, Helen! Voted "up!"


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi quicksand - Cheers! and thanks for the vote!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

beautiful and masterful! my heart is warmed Voting across and bookmark


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Fossillady, thank you so much for your very kind comments and for your appreciation! :-) Helen


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

STUNNING poem, Brightforyou.

so beautiful, and brings such important issues and concepts into play.

it really touched me and left me feeling somewhat inspired.

Thanks so much for this amazing piece of poetry. :]


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi BenWritings, thank you. Good to hear it left you somewhat inspired... I like you're writing too! :-) Helen


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Brightforyou, we definitely live in such a beautiful surrounding and you have taken all those things into perspective while writing your poem...well said!

Alas, our mind is so pre-occupied that we have not paused to appreciate this beauty!

I am liking your hubs/poems :)


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Ruchira, nice to meet you! (I look forward to reading your hubs). It is true that our world is blessed with beauty and we do tend to take things for granted (until we lose them). Thank you for your kind comments! :-) Helen


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good, another poet and inspiration to others here. Glad I found you.

Jackie


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brightforyou 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jackie, Welcome to HubPages! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :-) Helen


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Absolutely beautiful !!! These words simply flow .

Thank you for sharing these with us.

Take care

Eiddwen.

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