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Its not the years in your life, Its the life in your years!

Updated on April 15, 2012

My friend put a very good question or rather a quote " It's not the years in your life, its the life in your years" . It intrigued me as a very beautiful thought and I thought of a Poem about life. Although I cannot encompass all the beautiful things life has to offer in this short poem but I tried and that's the beauty of Life... you can try endlessly...

Thanks to UNLEASHED FREEDOM for the inspiration... he is an awesome hubber and philosopher..!

Brooding over what you have achieved

What accolades you conquered

About the wealth you amassed

Of the riches you prospered


Give a thought to the life you have lived

It's not the years in your life

It's the life in your years


Think about friends you've earned

About the care you have shown

Think about the goods you have done

Of the redemption you have sown


Give a thought to the life you have lived

It's not the years in your life

It's about the life in your years

Have you felt grass under your heels

danced like lunatics in the rain

raindrops on cheeks, know hoe it feels?

Have you listened to the cuckoo sing tunes

Or gave yourself up.. in the midnight moon

Have you tasted friendship

Ever enjoyed the flavor of love

Indulged once in comradery

Or some enmity once that you shove

Have you climbed trees and stole ripe mangoes

Strolled up a cliff and jumped into a pond

Felt the water all over your body

Like hymns and psalms and a heavenly bond

Have let your heart ever get stolen

and then never complained

Have you felt the sun beams' golden

and never sweat or drained

Have you lost yourself to a song

Like to weed, to hash, to a delicious bong

Life is a mystery, not counted in years

It's a joyous ride, full of smiles and tears

Life is lived, it must not be accounted

Life is gift, respected... unwounded


Live as if there was no tomorrow

Strive each moment as a gifted one

Don't let sins and deeds tear you hollow

Embrace time, it is your own


Don't count moments in life

you won't find many

Find life in small moments

Then moments will come many

Give a thought to the life you have you have lived

For it is not the years in your life

It is the life in your years

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      January Moon 5 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Beautiful Hub, voted up.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thank you cherry!

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Life is beautiful, it's not about the length but about the quality. How we spend our days is how we spend our life. So living to the fullest, giving our best should be everyone's aim. Great hub. Take care.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Well said Katrine! That's exactly what life is all about!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting

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      jaswinder64 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada.

      Very interesting information.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thank you jaswinder for your comment!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I love that saying and how you have used it. Voted up and interesting.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thanks Blossom!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love that saying. It is so true, wealth lays in happiness and enjoyment of life and should be lived for the moment.

      Awesome

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks for such a thoughtful comment rosemay! That's the real meaning of wealth :)

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      Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

      Beautiful and voted up. Life indeed has so much to offer. We only realize this when we stop to think about it. Keep up with the good work.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Anjili! Your comment is much appreciated!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Once again...beautiful hub. Listen to your heart BEAT...I have tried to convey a similar message by a hub titled above. would like to know your views on it...

      Cheers!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thanks again ma'am for your utterly kind comments! Will surely read your work!! :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      can i get a link to your hub Ruchira ma'am!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      You may not have covered everything but you came pretty close! I especially liked "Find life in small moments", how important that is because the small moments are often the ones that keep us going! Voted up!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Let-your-Heart-...

      btw...don't need to call me ma'am...lol

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      out of respect!! :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Mary! thanks for your lovely comment! you just gave us another message! the essence of life cannot be captured in a single verse! the gift of life is too great by defined by poetry!

      thanks mary! much appreciated!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this saying it's so true...

      Excellent writing, voting up and shared.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Great poem. Everyone should take the time to read it often, especially at those times you start to think about whether you have chosen the right path, made a difference, enjoyed life enough, all those potentially disturbing thoughts. Life is such a wonderful gift. Each day should be like opening a new present. Good work.

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      This is a great reminder of the value of life itself. The very breath we take each moment of the day is a blessing. I enjoyed your poem and photos. Yes, I voted it up.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Lesley! Thank you for your warm wishes and sharing my work! Much appreciated!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Cyndi! Thank you for connecting to my message so well and referring my work! Glad you liked it! Live life to the fullest!

      Thank you

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Starstream! Thank you for such words of wisdom and truth!

      Glad you liked my work!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Loved this: "Have you felt grass under your heels/danced like lunatics in the rain?" You have a poet's heart and a poet's silver tongue, Rahul. I loved that mural, too!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Molly! Thank you for kind and warm comments! Glad you liked my work! :)

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      andrew savage 5 years ago from USA

      This is a very good article Rahul; I appreciate the great words to meditate and reflect upon coupled with the captivating photographs. How long did it take you to take these photographs, and assemble them for the article?

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Great and beautiful writing my man. Keep up the good work, very inspiring. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Andrew! lovely comment! much appreciated... it took me at least an hour to accumulate, edit and graft this piece... Its not about the time.. but the heart I put in for me...

      And I put my full heart... :) Thanks a ton for stopping by

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks James! your kind comments always brighten me up!

      keep them coming :)

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      chaturrajneesh 5 years ago from India

      Very true, Rahul, Life is a stream of experiences, and we need to live complete life in every experience. Voting it up!!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Rajneesh! Thank you for for your kind words! much appreciated!

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      That's some impressive philosophy about life. I feel inspired reading this wonderful hub about putting back life in your years. I think we often focus on the years in our lives and lose essence of what life is really about. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub. The rain is pouring outside as we speak and I feel like embracing the rain. And living in the moment. Voted up.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Go out and feel it jey! The tiny little drops on your body.. connect to nature... connect to life... connect to your soul...

      I am humbled by your words... thank you for such kind words..

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Once again, a beautiful hub! You have a true talent for turning your thoughts into a beautiful piece of art with poetry. You need to be writing a book! I think you would do wonderfully! Voted up and awesome! Thank your for sharing your beauty with us!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Sheila! Thank you for ushering such kind words... I am humbled by the kindness you have offered me here! Thank you

      :)

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Beautiful and thought provoking! Ha the mangoes ... stolen mangoes taste sweeter don't they?? You just reminded me of some fun days climbing trees and stealing mangoes.. the mangoes that the parakeets tasted were always the ones I stole :) LOL Thanks for bringing back those carefree days to mind. Have a blessed day!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Dawn! Glad I made you happy! Stealing mangoes.. Ah! Some sweet things we do as children!

      Glad you liked my work!!

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      TalesofEronumera 5 years ago

      beautiful!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks for stoppin by tales!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      This is such a profound message and you have offered it with such grace and truth. I voted it up, beautiful, and shared.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks for the visit Dmop! Glad you liked my work and left such a kind comment!

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      Roohi Khan 5 years ago from India

      Liked the "Don't count moments in life you won't find many Find life in small moments Then moments will come many" Quite inspirational.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Roohi! These lines were one of the best according to me too! Glad you stopped by and took your time out for my work!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Not only is that a beautiful quote but that is a beautiful way to describe the quote. You touched on everything so perfectly and made me really dig down and think... remember the times that I actually put life into my years instead of the other way around. Great pictures... and great hub... this whole piece told a beautiful story!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Stacy! Reading your work and knowing you has been ecstatic! You are one of those people who I think believe in living in a lively way!

      thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind comments:)

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 5 years ago from NYC BABY

      I found it :) hehe I love the pictures and I liked the same lines everyone else did it seems. "Don't count moments in life you won't find many Find life in small moments Then moments will come many". If only everyone could live like this!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Euro! Thank you for taking out your time and finding my hub! much appreciated!You are correct, if every one could adhere to even a part of this... world would be a better place...

      thank you!

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      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      Beautiful poem! Love the line "Embrace time, it is your own" No one knows how much time they have on earth, it is such a gift to be alive. Life should be lived with joy and open to new experiences everyday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Well done Rahul. Life must be lived to the fullest and every moment enjoyed.

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      Lilly 5 years ago from Denmark

      Amazing Rahul! :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very beautiful..Simply Ahhmazing!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This is such a beautiful hub, full of spirit and the love of life. Great job my friend! I think I will go out now and walk barefoot in the grass. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rahul, Rahul, this is so very profound, a simple truth so many of us lose sight of, while searching for the bigger answer.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks a lot Gypsy! I am glad you connected! I am humbled by your words and kind remarks

      Your words of truth are welcome :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      words of truth Rasma!

      Thanks a lot for stopping by!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks a lot Phelcky!!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks so much Spy!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Bill! I am glad you liked my hub! Take a walk definitely, tell me how you felt :)

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      Browergal68 5 years ago from Mexico, Missouri Population Approx: 11,500

      You never cease to amaze me you oh so talented man! Each piece that I read reaches deep inside my psyche and pulls out another hidden piece from my past. Keep writing and keep up the great work! :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Tobusiness! Thank you for your words of wisdom and truth! I am happy you connected to my writing :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am utterly at a bow at your kindness and thank you for your kind feedback on my work! I couldn't be happier! I am glad you connected to my work in such a way!!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Oh Rahul, you put a bomb under your initial words:

      "About the wealth you amassed

      Of the riches you prospered"

      and splintered the elusions of what is considered important by the wealth and ego driven by pointing out the thousands of reasons why the small moments make our lives and are to be cherished.

      Lovely inspirational poetry, beautifully written and felt. My votes and best wishes to you Ruhal and sharing on.

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very inspiring! :)

      Sometimes I get ahead of myself with all the planning

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Very well said, "For it is not the years in your life. It is the life in your years". I love your hub!

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      Lot Rillera 5 years ago from Philippines

      That's true Rahul, its not the years in your life that counts, it is on how you handle it! Life is too short, we just go with the flow as long as we are not hurting other people ! nice hub !

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I always love your poems, Rahul! Your words crawl into my skin and send it pulsating within my veins and towards my heart so I can feel and admire it. I love your choice of words, so poetic like in the translations of Indian movie scripts. I'll keep reading your poetry/poems! Very meaningful and inspiring! It's awesome and beautiful! Voted up too!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much Annie for ushering me with such words of kindness and truth! I am so glad you found my work worth reading :).

      I yearn to please you and all my friends with my work.. and my efforts will always increase...

      Have a great day Annie

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Jessica!

      Just leave planning for a day and do just one thing... Live... If u feel magical... My motto will be accomplished :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks CrisSp for taking out time for reading and ushering kindness to my work and me! much appreciated :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Words of truth and wisdom Lot Rillera! One should look forward to living life in a beautiful way rather than just fretting around :)

      Have a great day :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much coffegginmyrice! I am so humbled by the constant kindness you have shown to me and my work! i am glad you connect to my work in such a manner :)

      live life beautifully...have a blessed day,, :)

      much love and respect

      Rahul

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      JessMcCray 5 years ago from NYC

      Beautiful poem and so true

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much Jess!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Your poem is as beautiful as life itself. Enjoyed reading.I enjoy reading all your poems. Voted up, awesome!!!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Your poem is so wonderful and well thought out Rahul. Some deep philosophy here and I'm glad you've awakened us to it. Life is truly all about quality not quantity and we should savour every breath we take and live as though it were our last.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Beautiful lines. Nice Pictures. Good hub....Thanks for the share.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much for your kind words Vellur! Your support is much needed and always appreciated :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Maria! I am glad you connected to my poem in such fashion! Today, amid all the hustle and bustle of city life... we have forgotten to live.. I just wish all could spare a moment to live.. simply :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you Anusujith! Much appreciated :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      My son.. simply awesome and beautiful; and interesting.. I don't know how I missed this wonderful hub.. I love how you think..

      hurry home son

      Debbie

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I love you mother... Your divine presence near me and my work Inspires me

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