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The Treasure Map

Updated on April 2, 2011

The Treasure Map

Fun was something foreign,
a most elusive thing...
It seems that it was beyond my grasp
and but a fairy's ring...

I heard the term but knew it not,
thus, envy was my friend...
until the day that Truth revealed
what Life could but portend...

I did not know what it could be,
not who or where or what...
or why it was beyond my scope
of comprehension, but...

Then, one day, a miracle
fell unbidden, to my lap...
a nugget of the finest gold...
a hidden treasure map.

Well, not a map, as such, appeared
but something just as fine...
a golden nugget of hidden truth
that fun would thus consign...

It was not a who or what, or
where this map did lead...
The concept that was given
was but an attitude, a seed!

And with it came the knowledge
that would redesign my world
and held the key to happiness
within it's fingers curled.

Now I cannot explain this, but
today, it's clear to me...
that fun happens when I live in
a state of mind capri...

Anything I do in Life...
if done with Gratitude...
can be quite, yet, enjoyable,
in celestial latitude.

Fun is what I make of it
At any given place or time…
If I have the attitude of
A grateful state of mind.

It's what transpires between my ears
that holds the key to fun...
And I can transform anything
to a dance in midnight sun.

And I would share this map with you
that treasure you would find...
Yes, gratitude is where it's at,
this grateful state of mind.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thanks, Paul. I always appreciate your visit!

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      Plarson 6 years ago from Alabama

      Tndr- Great inspiration here. Voted up ( as always) - Paul

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Same here, Linda! Thanks for your read and great comment! Hugs!

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      Linda Rawlinson 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      This poem is so full of wisdom - you have truly found the key to fun and happiness. It's incredible to know that all it takes is this kind of epiphany to change a person's whole outlook on life. I don't know when I found the treasure map, but it was a few years ago - life has been rosy ever since, despite bad things happening from time to time.


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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Awww, Epigramman, thanks! I gotta tell ya tho...for most of my life I was a sad, sad gal...went for years without smiling or laughing and all but gave up on the hope of happiness (or my idea of it)...and then one day something magical and miraculous occurred and I havent stopped smiling since! something internal and private and spiritual...and it has alot to do with attitude and gratitude...and what you read here on my hubs is pretty much the result...I so cherish you and your support and your friendship!

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ......the only treasure map to fun that concerns me is when I arrive at your hubs - and read your amazing poetry!!!!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Truckstop Sally, You are so right! And I do love the Eagles! Thanks!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      You found the key to happiness!

      So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Thanks, Ruby! Hugs!

      Sister Mary, I so love your comment! I would plant seeds of Love, yes, I surely would! Hugs!

      Spirit Whisperer, You just make me smile! Thank you!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Beautifully put, so I forgive your slip off the wagon in your last hub!LOL

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      Sister Mary 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Your message is so eloquently put and your poems are now the seeds of love you plant in the space between our ears. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Gratitude is everything. This is wonderful and full of wisdom.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Minnetonka Twin, its ounce of Gratitude goes a long, long way, or at least does for me! Thank you!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Ah yes, attitude/gratitude is what it's all about. You can make gold out of dirt if you have the right attitude of gratitude. Great poem.

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      Grins, bella! Thank you!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Awww, tnder this is very sweet! You are a fun woman I hope you know that and a great tribute ;)

      smiles B)


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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      This poem was inspired by Pappapoetic, and is dedicated to Pappapoetic and Spirit Whisperer, with fondest gratitude!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      ahhh, vet, you made my heart smile! What was once a mine field between my ears is now a field of flowers! I can't tell you how that has altered my mere existence! Thank you for your visit, and lovely is a pleasure to see you, as always!

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      Where is this treasure you seek, In the heart and mind with a great attitude and lots of gratitude for mankind.

      A beautiful write, enjoyed it.

      God Bless