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Have You Looked up at The Sky Today

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Have You Looked up at The Sky Today

Have you looked up at the sky today and watched the birds that flew pass?                                     Did you notice the white fluffy clouds and a beautiful rising sun so vast?

Have you looked at the trees around and noticed the fruits and flowers that bares?                           A variety of beautiful colours that it displays.  Do me a favour, just stop and stare.

Have you looked around your home today and saw all that you achieved?                                         or did you rush out as normal again and forget the office keys?

Have you looked around work today and noticed every one stressed?                                               Most of them in such a bad mood and some of them in a complete mess.

Have you listened to the radio today and sang along to some of the songs?                                       Even though you might sing out of tune or sometimes get the words wrong.

Have you looked up at the sky tonight and saw the beauty that it holds?                                           Or where you afraid to go outside that late in case you caught a cold?

Down the road could be a man who was born without sight.                                                           Yet thee most humble being and “hears” everything in delight.

On the other side could be a woman who will never be able to hear.                                                 But full of love to everyone cause she sees their love so clear.

Someone out there has no family or friends and someone will never be able to walk                           Someone out there has no job or home and someone will never be able to talk.

I guess that the problem with society today is not appreciating what’s already been given.               
Simple yet priceless gifts from above, that’s always in front of us, never hidden.

Look around, appreciate and see how you have been blessed.                                                         Family and friends surround you, yes even though your life could be a mess.

A home, a job, a car to drive, clothes and food to eat.                                                                     Remind me once again why you are never upbeat?

So have you looked up at the sky today and noticed the beauty that surrounds?                                 And thanked God for all you have or did you rush out and started the day with a frown?

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 12:34:00 AM
    I absolutely loved this, Sasha! I sing to songs on the radio all the time, fully aware that my singing is terrible. Appreciation goes a long way to happiness... and frowning is unfortunately just as contagious. We would do well to heed your words... adding this gem to my faves.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Perfect! I am adding this to my favourite poems! I like how you basically say that whether we notice and appreciate the simple little things in life marks the difference between contentment and dissatisfaction. An admirable philosophy.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 3:42:00 AM
    hi love this and this is my philosophy on life, stand and stare and appreciate each morning you wake up , smile and the world smiles with you ... love it xx

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 4:18:00 AM
    I have to confess that most of the things you mention I didn't do, but reading your extraodinary poem, I lived all od them very vividly! Thank you!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Shasha, Wonderful message loud and clear. You are absolutely correct. We have no time to appreciate the blessing we are given. Nice verse, Thank You Hugs and love manel

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:48:00 AM
    A very wise message in your poetry. So very true!!

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 2:52:00 AM
    Wonderful piece! Kim

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 12:36:00 PM
    kind of like my take on lifes journey good introspection and thought thanks for coments on mine xxx davidscott

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 8:12:00 AM
    So true. I love to sing like crazy when I am driving alone. Beauty is all around us and we do need to notice more. Well written. Betty

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Yes. Self reflection to remember what should & shouldn't matter. This is a necessary piece.

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    Date: 5/16/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Indeed So :)