Inspirational Poem

Living With Strength And Love

I wrote this poem as I considered how often it is that we go through life assuming and judging others, while we do not fully understand their actions. At the time I wrote this poem there was a lot of distress in my family, and I realized that so often we become disconnected, angry, and hurt that it impacts our relationships. The poem speaks of forgiveness and understanding that we only have individuals in our lives for a certain amount of time and that it is better to heal rather than to blame.

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I was touched by this poem because it reminded me of my relationship with my son. He was adopted and loved so very much. I was with him every day. He had his struggles growing up, but I did...

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Time Goes By

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Published: February 2015

Time goes by and slips away
Just as the sky turns from blue to grey.
We are here but only for a short stay.
Don't let life pass with words you never say.

Don't live in anger, with fear and regrets.
Seek forgiveness and lay your pain to rest.
Don't judge too quickly, as you may be wrong.
Instead, choose to live life as an uplifting song.

When tears fall, wipe them away
As they will only last but for a day.
Sometimes we hurt because we care.
Sometimes life seems unfair.

We make mistakes we wish we could change
And wonder how our life could be rearranged.
Second chances last only for so long, reach out to others
As we are all sisters and brothers.

There are angels in heaven that watch us every day.
They look over us as we laugh and play.
Live with joy, and when you lie down at night,
Thank the Lord and release any strife.



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  • Joshua C. Nance by Joshua C. Nance
  • 6 months ago

I've been though a lot and I was adopted and this poem has helped me cope.

  • June E. Schlueter by June E. Schlueter
  • 7 months ago

I was touched by this poem because it reminded me of my relationship with my son. He was adopted and loved so very much. I was with him every day. He had his struggles growing up, but I did my best to help him. I know his goodness. I know his heart. But, since he married, I don't see him or hear from him. And as that disconnect goes on longer and longer, it reminds me of this poem. We need to forget whatever might have been in the past to keep us apart. I wish I could bring him back to me. I think of what will happen once I am gone. Will it be then that he has regrets? I don't want that for him. So, I believe in the meaning of this poem, to forget the past. The longer we hold onto a hurt, the harder it is to bring us back to each other. And now, he has two children, my grandchildren, whom I do not see. That is also heart breaking. And so whatever broke us apart continues into the next generation. Let us forgive and forget. Life is too short.

This poem did touch me. It talks to me about appreciation, love, and acceptance. It makes us take a moment to think of how blessed we are and how we need to make the time here and now to show that love and appreciation and also how to accept what has passed. Some things we would love to change if we could. Sometimes we have regrets and other things we would never change, but we have to accept what is and learn and grow into an even better version of ourselves while we still have time. It seems like a very deep soul searching going on in this writer's heart!

  • Claudia Heredia by Claudia Heredia
  • 2 years ago

It was literally God sent. I am now convinced God uses technology to bless us. I read this poem as I have concluded praying to God for my day. It couldn't have been more perfect and at the perfect the the second. Incredibly powerful. I began to cry as I kept on reading. My family and I have been doing a lot healing recently, and it is very appropriate. Thank you for publishing and sharing your feelings and experiences as well. You also touched me. Have a blessed life.
- Claudia

  • Buddamae M by Buddamae M
  • 2 years ago

Yes, I'm touched by this poem because it is me. I've been there for those I love, but now that I need their help, love, and compassion, no one is here. I'm not sick, but I've lost everything. Yet, they've turned away. I am clearly seeing who were actually family and friends. They are the selfish ones, and it hurts deeply. Even the man who was my best friend and I loved and showed love from the depths of my heart kicked me to the side when his career soared. But I don't throw this treatment of me in any of their faces when I talk or see them somewhere. I'm still civil as if nothing ever happened because being and showing my anger will not accomplish anything. But it still pains me to my core.

True enough! I have judged others on the way they acted in a certain situation. Sometimes I'm so selfish when dealing with my family's personal decisions and aspirations. Then I just realized that I need to change my way of thinking. I need to set them free. I need to control my emotions and focus on how to help others, for life is too short to dwell with negative thoughts against other people. This poem has a positive impact to everyone who is living with remorse and selfishness.

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