Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Week of Stumbles

Little toes press to tippy toe walk
Moving before we can talk
Never seeing those dangers that stalk
Our steps, making us stumble
Falter, yet keep us humble
Years, tears, we reach and fumble
Seek joy, make sense of life's jumble

This is offered for Mary's prompt about steps--poetry jam--poetryjaam.blogspot.com; and for Poetic Bloomings form challenge to write a Saraband--really how could I resist that? And for dversepoets.com who are honoring fellow poet Dave King, who passed away this week and I'm honoring my friend's son who at 19,  passed away last week after an inspirational life--he was born with a defect in his liver and survived 5 liver transplants.  Sigh.  Cherish the days and the people you love--I cherish all of you :-)

34 comments:

  1. cherishing life... yes.. even more after things like this happen... it's a tough struggle at times and our feet finding no hold... sorry for your friend's son as well... 5 liver transplants... that makes my own struggles sound small in comparison..

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    1. Hi Claudia! Yes those kinds of things can really give you perspective. Poetry is a great place to find a place to grip

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  2. oh i am sorry to hear about your sons friend too...life moves so quick you know...here today and gone tomorrow...our stumbles do keep us humble...and every once in a while we get a bit of clarity but...

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    1. Hi Brian! Yes that bit of clarity peeks in every now and then. Thank you

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  3. Sara, yes.....we really do have to cherish life each day we have it. Cherish our own, plus the people who are close to us. There definitely are dangers that stalk our steps....as well as the normal challenges of the aging process. (So sorry about your friend's son....especially when he was WAY too young and had been through so much.)

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you for your understanding and empathy
      Very much appreciated :-)

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  4. Yes, Sara our steps can bring tears as well as joy! I am sorry for your friend's loss.

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    1. Hi Gabriella! Thank you very much for your kind words.

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  5. I've from here to Brian. I am not disappointed. Great works.

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    1. Hi Gail! Thank you so much! What a lovely thing to say:-)

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  6. So much about life in this poem and I love how you tied it all together.

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    1. Hi Victoria! Thank you very much:-)

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  7. A sweet poem cherishing special moments!

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    1. Hi Rosemary! Always so nice to see you. Thank you :-)

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  8. I'm sorry you've had such a week. Life is precious and too short sometimes.

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    1. Hi Laurie! Thank you for your thoughtfulness :-)

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  9. Seeking joy among life's jumble ~ Sorry to hear about your friend's son ~ Life is too short so cherish each moment ~

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    1. Hi Grace! Yes, it is short and there's a lot to enjoy--have to keep that in mind. Thank you :-)

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  10. Seek joy...cherish the days...yes. I am so sorry for the loss of your son's friend too.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you, all of everyone's sympathy is helpful and very much appreciated. :-)

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  11. So sweet to seek those little steps and tie it into life.

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    1. Hi Bjorn! Yes, those were some of my favorite times--and that's my favorite part of that poem...

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  12. In a few of Dave's last poems, he gave some insight into life/death and such. Beautiful reminder to love those in our life and cherish them. (I'm off to go kiss me some five year old boy toes :)

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    1. Hi Margaret!! Oh kiss some for me too--I love little toes :-) Thank you

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  13. Oh so tragic about the nineteen year old. The message this week is definitely about cherishing every single person and facet of our lives, isnt it?

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    1. Hi Sherry! Yes, so very sad. And that is the message for the week--your poem was wonderful!

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  14. How very sweet! Every day is indeed to be cherished. I send my prayers to your friends; it is difficult to lose a child.

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    1. Hi Mary Ann! Thank you so much, those prayers will be very much appreciated. :-)

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  15. It was a long struggle, 5 transplants! My, it must have been painful for the son and all those around! It was tragic for one so young. It's sad. Great write Sara!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank!! Yes, it was a struggle--he did live a long life relatively speaking--he was not expected to survive as long as he did--but as a parent, that doesn't make it any easier. Thank you for your compliment and sympathy :-)

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  16. Good poem. So sorry about your friend's son!

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    1. Hi Mad! Yes, it was heartwrenching. Thank you for the compliment!

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  17. I'm not sure how I found you but glad I did.
    Such sad news about your friend's son.
    I have a good friend whose son last year had a lung and liver transplant, he's has cystic fibrosis his whole life and doing well after the transplants.

    I loved your poem, it made me smile :)

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    1. Hi Margie! I'm glad you found me too :-) Thank you very much for the kind words and I'm thrilled to hear about your friend's son--I hope that he continues to do well.

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