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On Reflection

On reflection what do I see? In contrast to a younger me do I spy cynicism in my little eye; perhaps some regret for what could be? On reflection what have I done? The path I trod has led me here; I am in this place, in this moment. Experienced, yet each day new - the space, the mood, each cloud formation an innovation of fresh invention; every dawn a rebirth; each familiar familiarity has a contemporary hue. The rejuvenation of night casting new light; cleansing, healing each rueful thought. Awakening in redemption, and grasping new opportunity left - like a Christmas sack, bursting with gifts, at the foot of the bed. So as I tut and shake my head for what could have been, I only see what is, and all I have. No time for reflection or regret, I seize the day 'Carpe Diem' I say, collect my sack of new beginnings, and on my way. Yes, 'Carpe Diem' I say.

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Date: 9/2/2008 10:25:00 PM
well put together poem, pieced together by words of a true poet. I am looking forward to more. great poem
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Date: 8/31/2008 5:31:00 PM
Helen, Yours is a very philosophic poem that stirs the mind with a clear vision of realities. An awe-inspiring poem -brilliantly penned. -Mohammad
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Date: 8/31/2008 7:31:00 AM
Love the upbeat attitude of this wonderful poem. A great way to live. Could I borrow some of that? : ) Well, we all need some every now and then that's for sure. Awesome write Helen. Love, Shar
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Date: 8/31/2008 4:54:00 AM
Thats right Helen one of my favorite sayings - Very positive and uplifting poem - Great Job Helen - God Bless
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