Thursday, February 22, 2007

Life............

........is not meant to be lived
in fear...
or alone...
or without...

under slavery...
in a funk...
in confusion...

in debt...
in trouble...
in bed, under the covers...

in anger...
in hatred...
or in sadness, for what might have been...

No, life is meant to be lived with your eyes wide open...
with your heart both hard enough to bear your burdens...
and soft enough to cause you to bend down to help another...

Life is to be lived...
in all its richness...
and poverty...
so that, if this is all there is, or will be...

that it will be enough.

3 comments:

Jean said...

Oh, Larry! This is absolutely beautiful!! Heartfelt, pure, honest... and so truthful. Kudos to you, my friend!

MamaSMorgan said...

Very nice, Uncle Kudzu!

courtney said...

What a beautiful poem! Some days the words come easily and some days, like today, they aren't there at all. But thought I'd let you know I appreciated your poem very much.

Oh, and nice to meet you!