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The Greatest Gift (a poem by Whonunuwho)

Updated on June 21, 2014
the gift of all life, beyond measure
the gift of all life, beyond measure
bright life, and so pleasurable
bright life, and so pleasurable
Earthen life
Earthen life
creatures seek breath
creatures seek breath
Both the great and small enjoy life.
Both the great and small enjoy life.
Life is beautiful!
Life is beautiful!





The most wonderful gift, and the one without measure,

far greater than all riches from any gold filled treasure,

one to perceive by our hearts and the fondest senses,

so given in a spiritual truth, and without any pretenses.


This marvelous gifting, and one not to have any equal,

a story of most cherished regard, in its continuing sequel.

seeing, hearing, and feeling it, all is within our own touch,

a composition so superb, and to us, meaning so much.


A flash, a bright light, and then in endless progression,

a spirit then received, to be accepted without question,

the breath of sweet life, and to maintain our procession.

each, a grateful owner of such a priceless possession.


The greatest gift, ours always, and is ours for the keeping,

as we each take part in life's laughter, and in its weeping.

ours, in the living, and with a grand universe to explore,

while with every small step taken, we may open a new door.







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Life is our great blessing, and in order to receive a gift, we must have a benefactor.
Life is our great blessing, and in order to receive a gift, we must have a benefactor.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This is absolutely beautiful referring to our living soul encased for a short time in our body and set free when entering the eternal life beyond. The photos are beautiful also. I am assuming they are yours? You should credit them as to source.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend Peggy, and your words are so kind. whonu

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      OSBERT JOEL C 2 years ago from CHENNAI

      Nice poem I really enjoyed it! Voted up!

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      Memuna Umber 2 years ago

      Both the poem and the photography are beautiful.

      Nature is truly the best gift, and if we can connect spiritually to it then what more do we want :)

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessing to you and yours. whonu

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you goodnews and Memuna for you kind words, and may blessings pour for you and yours in this bright day. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Another great piece, whonu. Your reflections of life are so uplifting and beautiful. I always look forward to your poetry.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the nice compliment my friend. whonu

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi whonu. A lovely poem covering a wide spectrum. Leaving me with a feeling of peace.

      Graham.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you much my friend and blessings . whonu

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and bless you for reading. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautifully written, with such a great message in the simplest of things.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your kind words my friend. whonu

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend and blessings on the Fourth to you and yours. whonu

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful. Your rhyming is excellent! Thank you..

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much for your kind words. whonu

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      This is just beautiful, and amazing wording. Congrats on winning the Blue Ribbon Award on this.

      Voted-up ABI and shared.

      Shyron

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and blessings to you. whonu

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Your kind words are uplifting in this time we each face . Thank you. whonu

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