So let us put pen to paper tonight and write a Blessing Poem. May our words create ripples of light and hope in the pond of the world.
Here is how you can take part:
- Write a Blessing Poem on your blog and link your blog back here to dVerse.
- Submit your poem to the Mister Linky below. It will be open until MTB on Thursday.
- Read what other poets have linked and comment on their poems. We get to know each other better that way.
- Have fun.
I Would Tell You
I would tell you to always breathe deeply
Especially when stress wants to dominate
To remember that a moment’s anger
Can expand into unrecognizable proportions
That make apologies and forgiveness impossible.
I would tell you that books and people
Cannot be judged by their covers
That skin and hair are not representations
But glosses, that the human being resides deep inside.
I would tell you to drive slower, walk without purpose
To stop and smell the lavender or admire the laughing child
Or listen when spoken to, really listen and not think
About cell phones or facebook or so many things that only seem to matter.
I would tell you to walk in nature and listen and see.
How many times have we walked and talked and never noticed
The deer’s eyes or the eagle soaring or the snake curling upon our path?
I would tell you to pay attention to each moment
Because once gone, it ceases to be.
I would tell you to love with open arms and open heart
To take hurt as a step toward knowledge
To hug and dance with abandon
To always say I love you when the feeling arises.
And, if you say I love you and it isn’t returned,
Keep that as a blessing and not a loss.
Always remember that you’ve opened your heart
And shared it without hesitation.
I would tell you to keep saying I love you
I would tell you to sing everyday
I would tell you to create goodness and kindness
I would tell you that in the long run, it’s worth it
I would tell you this is it, no dress rehearsals, no wait untils
I would tell you to live purposefully now
I would tell you to be, to love, to live.
And I would tell you that life is a blessing
live it well.