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

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Somewhere, a Blue Flax cluster blooms.
  Their beauty lasts but for a day
Then die in the sun unobserved.

  Someplace, an old man lies dying
Alone in the dark with no one
  To comfort and pray at his side.

Oftentimes I amble in fields
  Searching for this blue wildflower;
And like Meriwether Lewis

  I on occasion find the plant;
When I do, I quickly bundle
  A large bouquet and head for home.

This time they are for my neighbor:
  A man of eighty in poor health.
“Morning neighbor, have you a vase?”

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 12:03:00 PM
    It has been a pleasure to read your excellent poetry today. I hope to get back soon to read more. May you always find inspiration to carry on with your writing endeavors Albert. Love, Carol