Friday, May 30, 2014

Maya-be

Maybe
Age should not be measured in
Years, instead let's measure
Amounts of

Altruism
Never giving up
Giggles
Enthusiasm
Love
Open Armed Hugs and
Understanding


This is offered for Peggy's prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com about age, and also a for Poets United poetryblogroll.blogspot.com, where Rosemary honored Maya--a little acrostic for Maya who was one for the ages, and who gave us all a shining example of what happens when (in her words) we encounter many defeats but are not defeated.  

20 comments:

  1. Your acrostic is full of energy, Sara. I like your suggestion for counting age. A very apt tribute for a wonderful woman and crafter of words.

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

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  2. Sara, you have managed to characterize Maya beautifully in your acrostic. A fitting tribute to a life well lived.

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you that is a wonderful compliment :-)

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  3. Great job Sara--a tribute to Maya Angelou and the acrostic as well. Good way to measure age for sure.

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    1. Hi Peggy! Thank you, I struggle with acrostics, but Maya helped :-)

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  4. ah i think that would be a great measure of age....and much more true than the number of years.....and i will miss maya for sure....she was an early influence on me...

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    1. Hi Brian! She was/is one influential woman. I wasn't as familiar with her quotes until at her passing--they were posted everywhere, and so many spoke to me :-)

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  5. Ahhh, a sweet tribute to a wonderful woman! Nice, Sara! :-)

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    1. Hi PSC! Thank you for the visit and kind words :-)

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  6. Lovely tribute to a great lady. I love the idea of never giving up Giggles
    Enthusiasm Love Open Armed Hugs and Understanding

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    1. Hi Suzy! Thank you :-) Those were my favorites too

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  7. Just lovely, Sara. In the spirit, I think, of one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

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    1. Hi Wendy! That is a fantastic quote, and my new favorite too...thank you for being my rainbow :-)

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  8. Wonderfully done.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit.

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    1. Hi Gail! It's always a pleasure to stop by and read your poetry :-)

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  9. Terrific! I agree wholeheartedly and and my add to that list "joie-de-vivre"?

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    1. Hi Nicholas--Absolutely! that's essential :-) nice rhyme too

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!