Wednesday, October 20, 2010


BETTER LATE than never...good cliche'.  This one's for ONE STOP POETRY  /  One Shot Wednesday...WHERE DO THE DAYS GO?  I meant to get an earlier start..I recommend that you read all the splendid poems entered on that site..onward and upward with the arts!!


Today I saw a message
reappear in the sand.
I thought a wave
had taken it forever.
Didn't know
that I could catch
time reverse.
Me dreaming?
Maybe not.

It said, say thank you
for your life.
Be grateful
for all effects,
chew the gristle,
die in a dungeon

dance in the red shoes
that bled me.

And I did.
I called my life wonderful.
I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe.

Soul is what stays.
Always say thank you
for the speck that starts a life,
else you would never be here.

c copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010


Anonymous said...

Very well done! "always say thank you" so true. Wonderful writing, so strong the nature within the words as well! (also love your "Autumn" photo in the welcome ;)) ~ Beautiful beach image as well with this poem. ~ Thank you for sharing this over on OneShot! :) ~April

Everyday Goddess said...

Excellent message! Being thankful is a powerful energy.

is that shoal bay beach in anguilla?? takes me back to a very happy memory anyway. THANKS!

Lyn said...

Hi betweenhearts75-
How gracious of you! Makes one want to keep writing..thank you so much!!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you got a good bottle from the the mix of the meassages...die in a dungeon...nice...but ever thankful...nice one shot

Unknown said...

"I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe." Great line, Lyn. We just have to be grateful and get on with it!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I expect these words to stay with me in a beautiful and unexpected way. Your line: 'I scraped the ache off my heart, like mud off a tattered shoe' jolted me into such a clear vision and heartfelt moment...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
I've gotten to the point where I realize it's all life, can't deny any of it..and I do appreciate your insight..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Absolutely, couldn't agree more..Thanks for the encouraging words!

Bubba said...

Gratitude isn't always easy for people to learn, especially in the everyday-ness of our lives.

Interesting One Shot, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi Mary Ann-
What an amazing response..Thank is the present moment, after all...

Lyn said...

Hi Eric-
Thank me gratitude seems like good manners..and you're right..has to be taught, to be emphasized!

Myrna R. said...

I love how you weaved your words to express gratitude.

I am grateful for your poem.

Lyn said...

Hi Myrna-
Now this makes me feel very good..a lovely comment!!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
Being thankful could overtake all the greed around..
So glad I brought back good memories..don't know which beach this is..beautiful!!

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Very beautiful Lyn, I enjoyed it so much... your lines,"I scraped the ache off my heart,
like mud off a tattered shoe." were so good...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
Thanks so much..folks do seem to like that line..guess we must have courage to start again..

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

your poetry keep our communities beautiful.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
What a wonderful thing to's comments like this that give me energy!!


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