Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Scribblings #153--Listen up!

"Listen up because this is important!"

For some reason, I struggled with this week's prompt. I couldn't think of a funny story and all the serious ideas seemed either cliched or preachy. Nothing profound here--just some simple thoughts expressed in rhyme. You may recoginize the meter and rhyme of the first stanza--it was borrowed from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride."

Listen, dear bloggers, and you shall hear
Some words of wisdom, truthful and clear.
On the seventh of March, in two thousand nine,
Many have posted, now here is mine.
Oh please, Sunday Scribbler, do lend me an ear.

Each day is a gift, so cherish its hours;
On this pathway of life, search the thickets for flowers.
Live in the present, on the past do not dwell--
Life’s what you make it, be it heaven or hell.

Plan for the worst, but hope for the best;
Change what you can, to God leave the rest.
Never give up, work hard and persist.
When a foe reaches out, do not ever resist.

Count your blessings for sure, but don’t forget others.
Help the less fortunate; they too are your brothers.
Try to make peace and eliminate strife.
And, most important of all, just celebrate life.

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  1. There is so much in your piece, and it's all good advice. I love the last line - my sentiments too!

  2. This is just Perfect! I am happy I came by and listened to your lovely piece of wise advice! thanks!

  3. This is great advice, and so beautifully written. You whipped off a great piece.

  4. A pleasing poem filled with importance. Well done!

  5. Indeed, a wise 'listen up' with messages many forget in times when they are most important...

  6. Well, I absolutely love the entire piece! Very inspirational. Thank you for your comments on my page. I'm trying to blog more but some days I get too far behind. I know I'll do better this summer. Have a good day! :)