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Our existence,brimming with splendor:a tanka poem

Updated on September 30, 2012
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

Life is brimming with gifts and splendor....


Bright gems to proffer

Laying out on a fine platter

Ready to present

Amazing variety

Multitude of gifts

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A teddy bear: symbol of a child's innocence
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like the innocence of a child...



All impeccable

Little teddy bear probing

Curiosity

Awaiting discovery

Discovering life

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a mother's love.....



All sacrificing

A fortress resolute

Protects purity

Innocence above oneself

Naievete defends


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and the gift of friendship.



Beautiful binding

A sturdy spider’s web

Binds tightly with strength

Steadily supports

An unbreakable network


Friendship is like a spider's web....we need a network of friends to survive.
Friendship is like a spider's web....we need a network of friends to survive. | Source

Nick Jonas - Appreciate

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      HI Deergha! Yes, these are the little things that make life worth living, if only we'd notice. Thanks for the vote and share!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, James! Thinking of the little things we must not forget and appreciate! Thanks for coming by!

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Awesome dear Michelle, you are an excellent writer to narrate small thing so beautifully which makes life worth living forever...... If only human kind have that much heart to care for. Votes all way up and sharing too:-)

      take care

      deergha

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Excellent work showing the beauties of this life. Voting up, sharing, and rating beautiful and awesome. Another knockout Michelle :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Christy! Everyday is a blessing, and we've to be thankful for what we have instead of complaining each time something does not go our way. Thanks for sharing !!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I like to live as though everything is a blessing... sometimes it is a challenge but I do not take things for granted. What a nice hub. I vote up and sharing too.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Hyphenbird! Glad you like these! Thanks for dropping in!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These poems are gorgeous and the picture of that baby and mama precious. You did a wonderful job midget!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Vinaya! Glad that it's a great morning poem. Thanks for coming by!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Its morning here and I feel very delighted to read your tanka. I also loved your picture selection.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Shutri, for coming by and reading even though you are ever so busy! Glad you like it!

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      wonderful thoughts michelle! you truly are a beautiful person!

      voted up ::)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Hatter, for the compliment!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Impressive! You are very talented. Thank you for these.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Meldz!! Glad you like this one! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Valleypoet! Gratitude for these little gifts is so important. Glad you like it! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Deb, glad that you like them!! Thanks so much for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      The innocence of a child, we should always treasure, Rema! The teddy bear is yours!! LOL! Thanks for coming by!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Excellent Michelle! You always make your work wonderful. You are full of talents.

      Voted way way up and more ! :-)

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      You have created some really inspirational poetry in this hub Midget....all the above must be included in your life if you are to get the formula right:-))

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Midget I LOVE YOUR POEMS.. very good and so wonderful.. awesome my friend

      I voted up

      debbie

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Great poem as always Michelle. I loved everything about the poem but liked the innocence of a child the best. Aw! I want that teddy bear Michelle. Awesome pictures. Cheers, Rema.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Jamie! Glad to share these. Let's all spread positive energy!! Thanks for the lovely compliment!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      midget38, what a great life affirming collection of Tanka poems. Your hubs are so beautifully put together. Jamie

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, whonunuwho. Let's all spread the positive energy and value all these important things! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Marites, thanks for coming by! Friendship makes the world go around indeed! Yes, let's all have positive energy....and appreciate what life has to give to us!!

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks midget, for this sweet and positive work. It is through this optimism that the human spirit shall prevail.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I specially like "the gift of friendship"...it makes our world go round! May the splendor of life bring more splendid positive energies. Beautiful tanka poem, midget!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Myz, for the compliment! Glad that you've enjoyed this one! Love Tanka and Haiku, but the form can be a bit of a mystery sometimes! Thanks for coming by!

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

      You are such a gifted and talented writer! I admire your talent and creativity to form these beautiful poems.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I'm sure that you can feel the bond. I'm not a mum, but she I was teaching, I felt so protective of my form classes. Like a mother hen. I feel the same about my little dogs too. Thanks for the share and tweet, my friend!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      As a mother myself, I loved this one and could truly relate to a mother's undying love. So very inspiring and so very beautiful as usual Michelle. Thanks you for sharing this one with us and have also shared, voted and shared all over too :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Ish! Yes, we should appreciate these things that we seldom notice but are so important!! Thanks, my dear, for the share and votes!!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An awe-inspiring tanka-poem! You are very right about appreciating wonderful things in life such as mother's love, friendship, etc and we should not take them for granted. A well-versed poem with attractive pictures and dividers! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up & Shared on Facebook

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Life is brimming with things we should treasure and not take for granted.