A clear stream my life - A poem
My life a stream - a poem
Life is such a wonderful gift, you get much pleasure out of it, if you enjoy what you do with it. It is like a song you, can make it melodious and make others happy or sing out of tune and make it miserable for the listener.
I would like to think of my life as a clear stream, it has it moments of disturbances, but goes on without stopping, full of the Joy of living and the desire to share the love within. We could say we live well, if we make sure that we make our lives worthwhile for ourselves and others around us.
Long time ago, when I was a child of eight or nine years my father told me.. "all of us live... but it is the ones who have made their lives a clear stream, flowing along, being useful and making others happy are the ones who live on even after they have passed away..." it did not make sense then, but it does now. I was blessed to share 13 years of my life with him... mostly on his lap, as his only daughter, most of the things he spoke to me were profound, it never made sense, but I listened. I listened because I loved to sit on his lap, smell his cologne, and feel his breath on my face... Oh! that was some love we shared!.. but the words remained in me and after many years they have grown into oaks of virtue that my life centers around... The lessons that we learn as children never fade.
I remember his words thirty years later .. it is the time of his death anniversary and my thoughts move in that direction of all that he taught me
Here are some quotes on living life that I love....
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. Samuel Butler
Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching. and live like it's heaven on earth. Mark Twain
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. Robert Frost
Listen to your life. All moments are key moments. Frederick Buechner
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran
A clear stream my life flows on,
Gurgling happily all along,
Meandering through the rocks and plains,
Neither boulder nor stump can ever restrain!
Rollicking along the pebbles round,
Joyfully laughing in bubbling sounds,
Whistling love in the refreshing breeze,
Clear as crystal the fun times never cease!
Sometimes there is a boulder big,
That threatens to stop the flow so quick,
My thoughts do turn around the rock,
To find a path after taking stock!
People throw in many a stone,
Children wade in, making it muddy brown,
Troubled it remains a little while, but deep inside,
It settles down and flows undefiled!
Long is the journey hot is the land,
That sucks up the flow into the sand,
The wetness of hope still remains,
And rises up to flow with the rains!
Happy to give of itself to life
Greening the earth, helping it thrive,
Bring meaning and happiness,
Spreading warmth and loveliness!
The joy of life keeps bubbling up,
Despite the barricades and the dams,
A stride, a leap is all it takes,
To clear the obstacle in the race!
Refreshing and watering the dry terrain,
Positive remains the mind’s refrain,
Struggling slowly to reach the summit,
Falling in a thunderous applause of a life well lived!
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