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While Passing Through
by Dawn Anderson

Thursday, September 16, 2010
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There are times when my life is lived almost

as though it were an involuntary function –

more or less like breathing.

 

It becomes too familiar – a vague sameness sets in

rendering one day indistinguishable from the next –

happening rather than unfolding.

 

Occasionally, I think about death –

not in a sad, empty sort of way –

but in a way where I am able to smile, at

least inwardly, knowing I lived my life with little regret.

 

 

My “job” then, should be to make life sparkle –

to avoid the would have/could have disappointments

that so often accumulate over time…

 

to live, because I am alive!

 

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/27/2011
If you have room enough to live, then you have room enough to give (love). If you have room enough to love you have room enough to grow. If you have room enough to grow then you are learning and therefore, like the rest of us, not just passing through. That is why your expression is so valid and beautiful.
Amor
Reviewed by Art Sun 10/17/2010
nice work Dawn...one lives and at times understands so little of what life truly is...a gift...

nice...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 9/28/2010
So true...
Cryssa
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 9/27/2010
Seems like our sense of urgency to have few regrets comes with every year. I feel it big time, these days. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/21/2010
Thank you, Dawn, for these movingly crafted words
to live by. You prove again that you are in fact alive,
and that I applaud. -gene.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/20/2010
AMEN! ALIVE, INDEED! AND I AM THANKFUL FOR YOUR LIFE, THAT YOU SHARE THESE WONDERFUL 'NOTES' OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND FORESIGHT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING, DAWN. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP YOU, MUCH LOVE, IN FAITH, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by jude forese 9/19/2010
uplifting as well as thoughtful and enlightened ...
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 9/18/2010
I think you have said something simply profound here Dawn. To live wholly we must live responsibly as though wringing out the very last drop of goodness from each day. I like this poem very much. J'nia
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/18/2010
Living in the Moment, that has been my mantra since I left my ex husband...I embrace each and everyday...wonderful poem..

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/17/2010
Perfect ~
Yes, thank you Dawn! I needed to read this poem tonight.
Your wisdom is so much needed ~ to seize each day firmly and live to the fullest!
Love and Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/17/2010
This is so softly beautiful-truly, i love it!
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 9/17/2010
hehe....well done! love the attitude!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/17/2010
Yes life can be over in the beating of a heartbeat, I know mine has stopped a few times...
fee
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/17/2010
Good advice Dawn, words to live by indeed~
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/17/2010
Preaching to the choir. But I think we've already establsihed that. Love how your poems are so smooth and light. Take it easy.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 9/17/2010
Whatever you do- keep being you.

John
Reviewed by Ragno Donna 9/17/2010
Very nice!

Ciao,
Ragno Donna
Reviewed by F William Broome 9/17/2010
Your words creep along until they reach our and envelop me. This is sweet and soft confession, and very well written. - Bill
Reviewed by D Johnson 9/17/2010
Dawn, this is a great philosophy, one we should all pay attention to.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/17/2010
To Live - something we all truly need to work at.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/17/2010
ahh, the daily rut. If you look close, it always changing. Take the good and go! softly contemplative...like your words. Morgan
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 9/17/2010
Yes, to be a conscious creator, a deliberate thinker, a joyful, intentional contributor to the All That Is; love this, Dawn!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/17/2010
I quite understand the phrase, "Occasionally, I think about death –" as I have those thoughts on an almost daily occurrence. As far as I know there has been only one person who could truthfully say they lived without regret and He was crucified in the end. I know that I can't say that. I can say, however, that I have made peace with that regret and it doesn't harass me as much as it used to. My take on thinking about death is that (in my own narrow world) I feel I have too much to do to die anytime soon. Am I deluding myself? Maybe. Still . . .
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 9/17/2010
Dear Dawn,
Because I love your poetry I'm happy to be able to come here and read your latest during our "down" time (won't be much longer). Your poetry makes life sparkle; gifted you are my friend.
Hugs,
Marcia
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/17/2010
We have one life to live, we should make the best of it as it is a path along our way Dawn. Great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/17/2010
How wise and achievable if we put our mind to it.

George
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/17/2010
I LOVE YOUR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/16/2010
"...happening rather than unfolding"...most people will identify with that, Dawn, the main way of the world, and it is up to the individual if she/he can to do something worthwhile, different, interesting, challenging to be alive.

John



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