I wrote this poem several years ago, but it popped up in my memories and is worth sharing again.
I am not here to just put my toes in the water.
I am here to cannonball off a spring-board,
fully plunging myself into the deep end.
I am not here to simply smell the flowers.
I am here to roll through the meadow,
to give in to careless abandon,
and to saturate myself in their fragrances.
I am not here to be a guest in my own life.
I am here to live deliberately,
to deeply inhale the essence of this life,
because I know, all too well, that life is short.
And at the end of my journey through this lifetime,
all the things I did,
and all the life I inhaled,
will hopefully serve to remind me,
that I lived a purposeful life, and that I made a difference.
What a wonderful poem!
It definitely says it all……
When you are finished writing novels, you can write more poetry.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Happy April tomorrow.
Thank you! Same to you. xx
Thank you! Happy April to you. 🙂
Live deliberately – I really love that idea.
I think Dr. King would have agreed with that, and I always hope to remember his words when I think about making a difference.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
I agree, Sheila. Thanks for the comment. Hope you and Pretty are well. xx
Words to literally live by.