Savoring The Moment-Poetry Contest

One of my many moments trying a new hair style.
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Savoring The Moment

There so many moments that happened in my life, That I wanted time to stand still

All I wanted was to Savor the moment, To absorb all of the joy or pain that moment brought to my life

Kindergarten, My first day of school, It was forty-five years ago and I still remember everything

about that day

The first time I tried riding a bike

The first time I lost someone dear to me, My Grandma that called me her "Lollipop"

My high school graduation, I remember every face, every goodbye, every dream I had for the future

The day I met my first love, Thirty-Six Years ago, Four Children and divorce

Yet, I still remember the moment our eyes met, his first touch

I remember the place, what he was wearing, his smile and his first words.

When I had my first real kiss, underneath the lamp post when he walked me home

from his house

The Wedding Day of my first marriage and the life afterwards that seem to go by like the flicker of light, the pain and joy of that time

When I first became a Mother, double joy, they are twins

The births of my other three children, I remember every moment, every pain, the joy after the pain

The second time love found me

The Wedding Day of my second marriage

My own mortality and how I see age creeping on me like when the moon covers the sun

The day I buried my brother, because I knew when it was all over,

I had to leave him, In a hole, In the ground

Every time I fell for love, that feeling of hope and joy

The agony of when I realized it was just infatuation

A good day at work, A raise or promotion

Every time I accomplished something, completed something, followed something to the end

I savor the times when I realized that bad times don't last forever and I knew from experience that happiness was around the corner

The time with family, realizing that one day I will also be just a memory

The Grandchildren the next generation of hope and promise, and I want to stay around and watch them grow and conqueror their own little part of the world

I wish I could savor the moment I held each of them for the first time and they looked in my face and smiled

I remember when I was considered Young and Beautiful, I only have one question

Does that now make me old and beautiful?

The time in my life when I realized there was a God that watched over me

Even during the times when I wasn't doing a good job watching over myself

When grief led me blindly through the streets

looking for love and comfort in all the wrong places

Yes, I remember the day the Lord showed up like an old friend and told me it will be OK

You will make it through, tomorrow will be better

I remember the time when I thought living here was better than being here, and the love of God

would not allow my spirit to leave this Earth

My Sundays, A time for just me and God, when I put aside all of the cares of life

For Worship and Praise

So, I have learned to live in the moment

Suck it all up and in for everything that it is worth

Because a day is like a vapor and doesn't pass this way again!

This poem is about the moments in my life that I easily remember. Does this represent the total sum of a life? No, However, I believe as we live, we all run into the days that we want to stand still, that we wish were frozen in time, and we wish would last, till we have had enough or want to let go. It could be as joyful as a birth or a sad as a funeral. It is the letting go of the moment that passes by rather you agree or not. So, I become aware of these moments and take it all in, demand a picture or write a poem, something that will make this time last forever even after it has gone. Life is fleeting and maybe one has to live awhile before they can really know, how precious every breath of life can be? I guess we all remember the important moments of our lives. The only painful thing about remembering is looking back and knowing that you cannot go back, the past cannot be done or redone, you cannot put it in the microwave of time and reheat it and add a little seasoning to make it better. The past is gone and you must live in the future and try to live better, love better and hopefully do better.





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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

A good mix of the bittersweet nature of life. Yes to the power of Faith,Love,Hope,Joy. Enjoyed your poem. Oh, for the contest remember to put the word "contest" in your tags to be considered for it. Sending you purple butterflies and golden Light....Gary.


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks Coach!


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mondkill 5 years ago

Like the poem, beautiful and powerful poem about love. I have one question, how do i join in poem contest?

I wish you have a wonderful day to day...


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Mondkill, At the top of your hub page after logging in you will see next to the word "my Account" CONTEST, Click on Contest and the Poetry Contest rules are there for your review, God Bless Sweetheart, May you have much success, I started writing poetry when I was 15 years old, haven't made any money, but it is still priceless to me.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Beautiful, heartfelt and full of wisdom.

Voted up, up and away!


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Sueswan, I humbly appreciate you taking the time to read my hub. May God bless you and keep you for you inspire us all.


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CloudExplorer 5 years ago from New York City

I would like to say that I always thought I could write great poetry till I read your poem, we have extremely different styles of writing that's one thing for sure, but I gotta give you credit here for teaching me a whole new writing of poetry. I generally write poems about the world, concepts and the beauty around my surroundings, but never about my own life.

Maybe some day I'll give it a try to see what happens thanks for such a remarkably written hub, but more over thanks for sharing a huge part of the aspects of your experience in your life, I was touched by how elegant you wrote about your brother, grandmother may they rest in peace & other complete sequences of events in your life.

It was definitely touching, heart breaking, and comforting all at the same time. In my book you deserve to be the winner of this poetry contest, because its genuine and written so sharply. Voted up as Beautiful, interesting, & Awesome. Can't wait to read more of your powerful hubs.


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia Author

CloudExplorer, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, You encourage me to keep on writing!


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

Bless your heart! You have beautifully written something so very true that we all need to be reminded more of. My mother always instilled in my heart that "my past is gone, I live today to glorify God, and my future is in my makers hands". I love this hub! I voted it up and shared on facebook! :) Bless you and I wish you all the best! :)


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Honorablewoman 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Jo-Goldsmith11, Thank You for your words of encouragement that is proof that I am on the right path toward my destiny. Again, Thank You


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Godzangel 4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

Wonderful we all are but a vapor. Your poem put me in a good place. You know if we were never lost why would we ask for directions. God made life a design of perfect ingenuity how can anyone dare to compete. Great hub sis!


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Honorablewoman 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank You, Godzangel, Appreciate the show of support!Praying that your year has been blessed and your 2012, be even better.


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Godzangel 4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

Thank you very much sis! And you are very welcome!


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manatita44 4 years ago from london

Thank You, HonourableWoman,

You are very beautiful and with a cute and childlike smile. I can feel your inner beauty too. Definitely, definitely continue.

I will add a different take on 'Time' to chew on. All good-intentioned stuff. There is only the Present Moment, the Here and Now. There is no past or future. In the Spiritual Life, there isn't even Saturday or Sunday. One cannot take rest. All we ever have is the 'The Sacrament of the Present Moment' .... the Eternal Now. There is a little book called the Secret the Power. It is inspirational and motivational, it may help you. I hope this helps.

So about your writing, keep on keeping on. God speed!

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