Monday, June 13, 2011

Forward Momentum

Magpie Tales 69





Twist and turn

The change of events

Anticipating what is next

May prove folly

Connecting what came before

A deeper understanding

Making each day as special

As your last

Living, breathing, sharing

How will you spend it?

Will it enrich your soul?

Or suck the life right out of it?

May today and everyday

Refresh your spirit

Listen to the pull of

Your own tide

Be grateful for its

Ebb and flow

Its change is constant

And cannot be stopped

35 comments:

Old Ollie said...

I like how you created a little philosophy from this prompt. Good angle.

Tess Kincaid said...

I like your beautiful take, Kristen. Thank you for the Monday morning refreshment, my friend.

Kristen Haskell said...

Just yesterday I was writing like this and I came across one of my blogger friend's posts. It was perfectly written and coupled with a youtube video of Steve Jobs speech at a Standford University Commencement ceremony. Everything my blogger friend wrote and everyhting Steve Jobs' said echoed what I had written. Then this prompt came up and it was all to synchronous that I had to post it.

mindlovemisery said...

I agree with Ollie masterful the way you created a philosophy using the prompt but if the meaning of life can't be found in nature then where?

Laurie Kolp said...

What a nice and refreshing sentiment for Monday morning! I love the positive flow of this piece!

Kathe W. said...

wonderfully positive

izzy said...

Given what you wrote about losing your Mother recently, this is extra true-thanks.

Kristen Haskell said...

Yes Izzy - That certainly has altered my thinking. I am really trying to capture the joy in my life and be grateful for each day.

Reflections said...

Serene yet inspirational... telling its own special tale.

annell said...

So wise and so well said!

Words A Day said...

You have it in a nutshell, love both the words and the philosophy

brenda w said...

This makes me feel good inside, thank you.

Friko said...

This is a good one, full of wisdom and acceptance.

Jingle said...

follow the flow,
be positive and count one's blessings.

how divine, lovely sentiments,
brilliantly done.

Leslie said...

very lovely magpie. i like this (or perhaps i should say, i see the truth in it, although i don't always like what the tides bring in) but i am trying to learn to "refresh my spirit" in the midst of the changes...

Myrna R. said...

Kristen, this is so refreshing. Thank you for these thoughts. I really benefit from anything uplifting. What a nice response to this prompt.

Brigid said...

A thought provoking post, Kirsten, thanks.
I too, have lost my mother, it is amazing how much it alters your attitude to life, seize the day.

Sheila Moore said...

listen to the pull of your own tide - loving that line. reminds me of the quote "to thine own self be true." great words of wisdom!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautifully done, wonderfully said.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

gsb3 said...

Enjoyed the metaphor of the ocean for life's truths and experiences. Good job.

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful, wonderful!

Grammy said...

That is awesome. I love how this all worked out for you to use what you wrote yesterday. You did a wonderful job with this post. :) Have a great week.

Lyn said...

This is so lovely with an inevitable conclusion..love it!

Ann Grenier said...

Wise words in a lovely poem. Very nice response to the prompt.

Elaine said...

A wonderful read. A wonderful write!

Emily Young said...

I love the connection between the sea and ever-changing life!

WINDOWLAD said...

 ..a piece so rich of wisdom… very appealing in every shape and tone.. thanks for the inspirations. (:

~kelvin

jabblog said...

It's too easy to let the days slip away. I like your philosophy.

cosmos cami said...

Love the thoughtfulness.
And the line:
Listen to the pull of your own tide

Helen said...

Kristen, your poem is a thing of beauty ~ and wisdom.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid, thoughtful.

Lucy Westenra said...

A calm and sensible philosophy for life.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is a wonderful philosophy.

Anna :o]

Lydia said...

Very uplifting, Kristen. I am about to shut it all down for the night and this is a good one to sleep on for positivity tomorrow. Thanks.

kaykuala said...

Very good advice for the wayward. Brilliant in its simplicity