Sunday, April 07, 2019


I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month 2019. 30 Poems in 30 Days is the target.

The Day 7 Prompt for #NaPoWriMo is to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

There is an obvious answer to this question, which I feel is common to all. We live in a stressed environment, burdened by our demands and expectations. Where is the time to live our life, the way it should be lead? The best gift is not money, or fame, but living our life the way it's always meant to be lived - happily, relishing the gifts that it has to offer.

how many times do I complement
myself, pleased over my actions
not complaining, even once!

alas, I'm being too harsh
worrying about triviality
when indeed, life is a blessing

shouldn't I then celebrate
each day, month and year
granting myself all happiness

I do deserve a 'today'
lived on my own terms
with peace and health

and a prayer to drive away
all the anxieties that I'd
so long embraced

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  1. a 'today'
    lived on my own terms
    with peace and health... yes everyone needs that kind of day!

  2. Life is a blessing indeed one need only realize 😊

  3. I think we often overlook how good life has been for us and should indeed be far more grateful. Sadly it is humankind's fault always to expect something extra or better!

  4. I do think celebrating life is an excellent practice!

  5. I agree, life is to be celebrated.

  6. I, too, agree, that life should be celebrated and we should feel gratitude every day :-)

  7. Sometimes we take life for granted. Wonderful!

  8. Yes, embrace the blessings of a day. We miss so many good things while yearning for something else.