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Softer Than Fleece

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Softer Than Fleece

I sit on my porch on this beautiful day
I will become this poem prayer I now pray

I have learned to enjoy the simple things in life
My daughter’s smile and the love of my wife

The way the leaves rustle in the morning breeze
God’s music always seems to bring me such ease

I love how the breeze softly kisses my face
Tis’ the natural wonder of God’s embrace

I have learned to love as well as learned to live
You know life’s greatest joy is learning to give

Give all that you are till you empty your cup
Have the heart of a lion, soul of a pup

The beautiful things truly cost not a dime
I’m trying hard to make the most of my time

So many years wasted so few left to go
There are so many things that I wish to know

I learn so many new things each passing day
Sometimes I feel like I’m slipping away

I’m trying hard to become all I can be
I owe that social responsibility

What this poem’s about I truly don’t know
Reckon it’s just another piece of my soul

A soul that has finally found itself some peace
What was once a rock is now softer than fleece




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  1. Date: 11/13/2009 4:47:00 PM
    most excellent conclusion! and some very good lines I particularly like "Give all that you are till you empty your cup/ Have the heart of a lion, soul of a pup" Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 1:36:00 PM
    Michael, beautiful poem - i can just see you all as you describe >> James

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 11:53:00 PM
    Michael thank you for the valued honour you bestowed upon my poem in your contest.Best wishes to you and the family.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 10:00:00 PM
    A nice piece!

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 8:58:00 PM
    I like when people open their souls and peace is pouring out. I sense calmness of your heart. I think I am in the same stage in life as you are, Michael. At least I hope this peace of mind will last for me. All the very best, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 3:15:00 PM
    Very simply and beautifully done, Michael..."Heart of a lion, soul of a pup" Great philosophy to live by! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 5:48:00 PM
    Uplifting and inspiration piece, Michael, and bravo to u for relating your life story and sharing with us on the Soup... life is a struggle but God gives us moments of peace when we rely on Him totally.. u have made Him proud... happy life... Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 4:39:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry this splendid morning Michael. May you have a beautiful week filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:29:00 AM
    Lovely, Very Lovely Sentiments Expressed ... Heart-Touching, Prayer of Sincerety ... Enjoyed Every Line ... MoonBee

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 12:50:00 AM
    And it shows it your poetry Michael.Keep writing best wishes with all your projects.Keep us posted here on your progress.Hav a good day.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/1/2009 12:03:00 PM
    I love this poem, It's so beautifully written, your thoughts are your life in action! you have beautiful thoughts, you have a beautiful life, we become what we think about! love Simone