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Without Regret

Updated on May 3, 2011
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Without Regret

Forever can be altered
in the merest of a twinkling...
The sands we take for granted
can quickly shift without an inkling.

In a blink, the world we know,
that which appears most certain...
can vanish right before our eyes
behind Destiny's curtain.

It behooves the wise of heart
to take but naught for granted...
for lingers promise of the day
when all can be supplanted.

Expressions of the love we hold
should never be kept hidden...
amends for wounds that pierce and sting
ought never be forbidden.

To live each day without regret
is wisdom that is golden...
Gratitude is wisdom's price
to which we lie beholden.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."



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      tnderhrt23 5 years ago

      Thanks, BeyondMax! LIfe is short and fragile, and it pays to live without regrets!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      What an amazing thoughtful poem, Marsha. It's an interesting view on eternity, destiny, that kind of forever. I really like the way you put it!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, cwarden! I appreciate your visit and awesome comment. So often, the words that come from my pen are the words I most need to hear, at that time. This poem is one of those, a message I needed to hear...

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      cwarden 7 years ago from USA

      Wow - This is really amazing. You definitely helped to spark my flame tonight. Thanks!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      SilentReed, I agree. Thank you!

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      SilentReed 7 years ago from Philippines

      We should not focus our attention on external and temporal things.But learn to cultivate and appreciate the inner qualities that define our true nature,incorporating grace and beauty into our lives. Then we can say as the sands of time run out that we lived our life "Without Regret".

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Ms. Ruby! I always delight in your visits and wonderful comments!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful!!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Melly moo, thank you, kindly! Please come visit again!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Epigramman, I am so grateful to you, for being who you are, for doing what you do, and for sharing that with me! Your invaluable presence and encouragment inspires me to new heights! What a blessing! Thank you!

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      MellyMoo 7 years ago from Australia

      Beautiful

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      I really don't think I've ever read words that go so well together Miss M - but then again with an artist/writer of your highest stature I am not at all surprised!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      ahorseback, thank you, Sir.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, Christina.

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      ahorseback 7 years ago

      Tnderhrt, Beautiful writing.....I can't add a thing to all these comments.

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Awesome Words! Your heart speaks so well!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, weed! I so appreciate you, too!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      vet, deepest thanks! I so appreciate you! God bless you, too!

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      tumblintumblweed 7 years ago

      ahhh,Ms tnder....simply beautiful! and voted that way! Love the saying too! Thanks for sharing! :D

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      vietnamvet68 7 years ago from New York State

      such a lovely, lovely poem to which we all are beholden

      God Bless

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      bbnix, your comment is both humbling and thrilling...the thought of my words taking on actual dimensional form in artistic interpretation is beyond my imagination...brings tears to my eyes and chokes me slap up! Hugs!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Thank you, WillStarr! We tend to take each breath for granted...and put much off that belongs to the day...I am as guilty as the next. This is a reminder to me of Time and Wisdom's value...Hugs!

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      bbnix 7 years ago from Southern California

      You know, you are my all time favorite poet - so perfect and succinct, like a sunrise...

      Last night Robin and I visited our local La Jolla area's art galleries and their sculptures were sooo incredible, and you know, I really believe that I am that good, and I expect my work to there soon, but one thing occurs to me, it would be quite wonderful to have your poetry be part of some of that.

      Your incredible words, my interpretation, it would be so majestic indeed...

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful words expressing beautiful thoughts.

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