The Substance of Life
Life is in essence the sunrise at dawn
A touch of fresh colour when a picture is drawn
That first morning breathe of mountain crisp air
Feelings created by an old teddy bear.
Life echoes bright colours that appear in the spring
Or the freedom created when using a swing
That contentment you feel when hugging your love
Wonder inspired watching the flight of a dove.
Life means compassion and extending your hand
Enjoyment accomplished when working the land
That melodious sound as soft waves touch the shore
Time in the mountains and their majestic contour.
Life is a right choice and stopping what’s wrong
Enjoying one’s thoughts away from the throng
That joy that is felt from a giggling wee child
Or the fragrance of flowers grown in the wild
Life’s about peace, satisfaction and smiles
Walking a coastline that stretches for miles
That pleasure to stop and hear birds as they sing
Sitting down with another, caring and listening
Life is for reading a poem that’s been penned
Strolling in forests while leaves slowly descend
Life is for living not squandered on sorrow
Make the most of the now and,
Look forward to tomorrow.
Copyright © Mark Woods | Year Posted 2015