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Below is the poem entitled Gift which was written by poet Diana Rosser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Beneath a meteor shower in cold November
wrapped in a duvet on an old lounging chair,
stretched out, watching those streaks of flaming embers
race across the dark, crystal clear midnight air,
I almost wished upon one bright shooting star;
but checked greed’s impulse as I remembered there
a saying my father taught, brought from afar
‘he who wants everything misses everything’.
so I lived in the gift, given by that star.

Noble truths teach, wanting leads to suffering,
to learn to live with the moment that’s given
that impermanence is the way of all things
that you cannot hold on to what is leaving.
So now my face carries melancholy eyes
I shall not bend or break to tears or grieving
Instead I shall stretch under nature’s skies
and turn my eyes, towards the gift of living.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 1:08:00 PM
    I am trying to catch up some on my thank you's to all the wonderful poets who have left kind comments on my writings. I thank you so much for your words of kindness Diana. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope you are having a wonderful day. Love, Carol