As I head towards the front door on my way to work

I glanced back to say goodbye

but I saw your eyes were shut and hands clasped together as if in prayer.

I wondered why but stopped in my tracks.

I should be glad and feel lucky right,

but I was too selfish to see things from your point of view.

Life is the one constant variable we all share,

but death isn’t one we should willfully ignore.

We come and go in life and hope the steps we are taking

are steps towards something better, joyful and successful.

Yet as I walk out the door

I feel a deep sense of gratitude

because if I learned anything from life is that take nothing for granted.

Categories: My thoughts, Poetry

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5 replies

  1. Never take anything for granted. You might have something today and not have it tomorrow. Loved that last line.

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  2. This is a life lesson that I can say mostly everyone had to learn. Even myself. Life of certain regrets. Unfortunately I just have to live with them.

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