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To Lose Is To Love

Updated on December 29, 2011

Things Are Different Now

Today is such a sad day for so many people I love

My uncle Chet has moved on as we are now left with an emptiness he would fill

I think back to all my personal memories of us together because that is all that I have

They are happy and wonderful like the man I have got to know and love

He taught me life is not what you have but what you do with what you have

It is all about enjoying everything we have and make it funny and embrace it

We may not understand it

We may not like it

We are here to experience it

To learn from what we know and move ahead

Feeling deep in our hearts that tomorrow is a better day

We all experience different joys and sorrows during out our life

We all have had wonderful times and those awful times we don't have to mention

But in the end we all make it through and become a better person

We become someone who is changed in many ways on the inside and out

Even our friends and family may never see who we really are

They may be stuck on what we once were or highlight our many faults

Life is always changing and today can never be the same as tomorrow

No matter how many times we have wished for a good day never to end

Then there are those sad days that we never want to see again

The loss of a loved one that made us happy

The feeling that is so hard to explain and put into words

Sometimes the things that were unsaid are so special too

How we wanted to do so much more and never found the time

How we raced around to do what had to be done

Now we stop and think was it for the best or could we have lived our lives different

Maybe this is the time we can make changes that will make us better

To really find what is important and what isn't

I think back to all the times I shared with my uncle and remember so many hi's and goodbyes

But what about the most precious thoughts of all

What made us close

The time spent sitting side by side and maybe no words exchanged

Feeling happy just being together

Not having to say a word

The silent time is different now

I am too choked up to talk

It is now that we can share all the laughs and tears over the years

I listen to the wind howl and my wind chimes sound

I know you are with me more now than ever

You are close

Each day we live is a blessing in many ways

We also change peoples lives just by knowing them

Not by accomplishing anything extraordinary or grand

But in many ways better than we could have ever imagined

Showing the love that we have for everyone we see

Day after day know matter who it may be

Family or friends

Strangers who we will never get to know

It is in that moment life is lived and enjoyed

Peace is found and prosperity and happiness is explored

So as this day turns into another and a new year will soon begin

It is only now that we see what we have and what we have missed

May God grant us the power to enjoy both in moderation

So we can one day look back and reminisce

Of all our accomplishments and faults

Be proud of our life and who we are deep within our skin

Holding out our hand instead of snubbing are nose

When so many other people find so easy

Finding our way which is not always the direction that other people go

Laughing is more fun than hurting

Loving starts with ourselves

Sharing is caring and the greatest things in life have no end


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      michelleernst Sometimes we need reminders to keep us focused on how wonderful our life is.To enjoy every day.Make the best of the toughest times we face.Keep the laughs and love flowing.Thanx so much.

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      7 years ago

      People, not things, matter - period - and you capture that so nicely here...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Deborah Brooks Thank you for your kind thoughts.I was blessed with so many happy years.May we all find the time to do a little more with the people we love.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am so sorry about your Uncle Chet.. but you are so right...he was right life is what you make it..

      May God Bless you..

      Merry Christmas


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      raciniwa It is so nice to share all the greatest times in life and being able to relive them again and again.Have a good day.

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      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, i agree with you: life is not what you have but what you do with what you is always a choice...great poem...


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