Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Poem - Live Fully

Maine 2012 © Rita Bourland

Live Fully

A flower blooms just once then dies;
 Breathe its glorious scent,
 Admire its vibrant colors,
 Touch its velvet petals,

A child is not a child for long;
 See her gentle spirit,
 Listen intently to her words,
Speak to her with kindness,

 The earth gives all she has;
Tread softly on her soil,
Cherish her abundant gifts,
Listen to her heartbeat,

The moon and the stars tell a story;
Look up with wonder and awe,
Breathe the crisp night air,
Hear the lingering silence,

Behold an elderly man;
Touch his gnarled hands,
See his still bright eyes,
Hear his wise life words,

Our lives begin and end;
Touch gently,
Speak quietly,
Listen carefully,
Smell deeply,
See clearly,

Live fully all your days.


  1. Thank you for your wonderful poem.

    "Live fully all your days." I really love the last words. It feels like someone tells me right to my heart. I cannot express exactly my feeling whenever I read your poem here or at the Sunny 95 display case because of my short English, but your poems make my day really lighter and happier.
    Thank you again,

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm so happy my words bring you happiness. It seems we all are longing for a few more positive messages in this busy world. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts. It's lovely to receive feedback!