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Life Is Here - Death Will Come

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Life Is Here - Death Will Come


   Pick the roses of life - before they wither and dies
   Enjoy life now - every second has its beauty
   Let yourself be grasped by the sun's sweetest wine
   You're like a little seed planted here on earth
   The seeds are planted to grow - grow in full bloom
   we are removing weeds away
   Plant new seeds - they are the sum of your life
   What color are your flowers - does not matter
   You do not need wealth nor diamonds
   Start each day with a smile and rush all the possibilities in life
   Live your life in happiness - taste it - smell it and feel it
   Today is life - do not wait for tomorrow
   We do not decide how far life is
   but we decide how our life should be used
   The day you were born heaven lent you a soul
   When your days are over, the earth will lend you a grave





04.01.2014
A-L  Andresen :)

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  1. Date: 4/5/2014 5:23:00 PM

    I like this very much its a eye opener and true to the soul if more people relate they will understand.... smiles and hugs.... Gina

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 4/6/2014 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comments, Gina. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:52:00 AM

    Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. -- H.W.Longfellow

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 2/4/2014 7:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks :)
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:50:00 AM

    Very profound and beautiful.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 2/4/2014 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comments, Ashanka. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/25/2014 9:19:00 AM

    Though the days between heaven loaning us that soul and the earth loaning us that grave might sometimes appear to be never ending. They are over before we know it , So I hope you enjoy every moment you are in heavens debt. Superb poem, Thank you.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/25/2014 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comments, Darren. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 4:46:00 AM

    Beautiful sentiment Anne Lise...started my day with a smile all of the above is true...xx

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/19/2014 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comments, Peter. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/16/2014 5:43:00 AM

    " Enjoy life now " -- very well said.// who has seen tomorrow... //..:))

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/16/2014 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Archana - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:20:00 PM

    oh, I saw Gleb's comment. He is right about that one word.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/16/2014 4:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :)
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 6:20:00 PM

    this is very nice, Anne Lise. Is it for that one contest of Deb's? I notice it talks about growing (blooming) comparing people to seeds! The last line is so sweet.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/16/2014 4:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Not for contest, Andrea.- Thanks for the nice visit and comment - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 2:51:00 PM

    Hi Anne-Lise: Your poems echo my sentiments of life and death. Great write. Thank you for your comment on La Muerta. Are you Dutch?

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/14/2014 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - No, NORWEGIAN :) - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Ralph - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 1:33:00 PM

    Absolutely wonderful! This has got to be one of the best free verse poems I read. One small suggestion: I think in line 1, it should be wither and die. Still, this was great!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/12/2014 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Gleb - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 11:18:00 PM

    Oh this is wonderful. such a good poem and so true. You are so prolific! Thank you for the nice poem, so bright, so clear. Thank you also for your nice comment about my meditation.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/12/2014 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Paddi - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/9/2014 8:48:00 AM

    Wonderfully wise words. Life is precious and beautiful, and we miss so many priceless moments that could have meant so much.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/9/2014 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - So true,Monterey !!- Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 10:10:00 AM

    Anne-Lise- First, thank you for commenting on my poem "Branches" and second, I loved this poem of yours. I also love the spring, can't wait for the colors and the lushness of green to come back. Your poem speaks of renewal and living each day as if we are born daily, or born every second. If we live our lives with that openness, if we can open our five senses up to what is really around us (and not just our own interior dialogues), then I feel we really live. Thank you, barbara

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/8/2014 10:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Barbara - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 6:23:00 PM

    Anne Lise....thank you for a wonderful poem...life is precious and we should realize it every day..

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/8/2014 3:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Donna - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 4:36:00 PM

    and onward yet we travel, a smile creases your face,, the book of life unravels, till body has run its race. great poetry babe...

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/8/2014 3:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for the nice visit and comment Don - your words are encouraging and supportive :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 12:43:00 PM

    Appreciate your comment. My writing has meaning for me. If it reaches others, I am overwhelmed. If only we knew when we were young... How precious each moment

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/7/2014 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - So true,Sue !!- Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:11:00 PM

    Yes Anne, let us not make our lives a daily grave. I love the final lines in this write. J.A.B.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/6/2014 12:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Justin. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 8:04:00 AM

    Absolutely powerful. Life is what you make it. Wonderful reminders within your lines.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/6/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Drake. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:27:00 PM

    An excellent write, and the last two lines are just awesome.

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/6/2014 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Bindu. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 5:26:00 PM

    Life and death are interwoven so the one cannot exist without the other! You have grasped the meaning of life, your message is clear and the verse great!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/6/2014 3:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Demetrios. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:28:00 PM

    The last 2 lines are so powerful Anne...great piece...hugs

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Joseph. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 1:32:00 PM

    Hi Anne Lise so nice to read this today, a bouquet of words written by a Norwegian rose, all the best Poetowen

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Owen. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 10:45:00 AM

    Hi Anne, Some nice thoughts in this one.. Ken

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Ken. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 8:57:00 AM

    There is much beauty in this piece; an expression of real existence that comes only with fully embracing life.. wow, anne.. sunday is really is!.. huggs

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Nette. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 8:33:00 AM

    prepare your soul as you walk through life for your walk after death. Great write live each day as if your last. Well presented and delivered. Enjoyed immensely . Andy

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Andy. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 10:16:00 PM

    This is very inspiring. Your perspective of the big picture is very moving :) ~ Sam

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Sam. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:33:00 PM

    from our birth we are stepping towards our own graves...some take longer walks then others...great advise Anne-Lise, I have lost many at too young of ages! We need to live everyday as if it is our last... hugs to you! Enjoyed this great write of yours!

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/5/2014 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Sandra. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:23:00 PM

    Born once and we die once..At death we face the judgement..Enjoyed reading your truth based work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/4/2014 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Sara. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 5:37:00 PM

    Wow!!! This is so magnificently written Anne. So much truth, wisdom deep thought went into this beautiful piece of art love. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Love Gail

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/4/2014 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Gail. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 4:34:00 PM

    Kudos, kudos, what a great and wonderful poem you have written here Anne-Lise no way could I have written it better. Yes, my friend have no thoughts for yesterday or tomorrow. Greet each day with a hurricane of laughter. This is most definitely your best in my opinion...peter

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen Date: 1/4/2014 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    - Thanks for reading my thoughts about life and death, Peter. - without your comment ..... I would not find the inspiration to continue writing - comments mean a lot!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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