Thursday, October 28, 2010

Receptivity

A good life isn’t time to mull
or victories to boast
it’s moments when your heart is full
that truly matter most:

a warm embrace can help erase
the cold and clingy doubt
which seems to ever haunt our race
regardless how devout,

your offer of a gentle word
can easily assuage
ignoble inclinations stirred
by pride’s improper rage,

and sometimes silence serves the best
when tension slowly mounts
or even an impromptu jest—
it’s being there that counts!

There’s just one thing for me to say
before this ship departs
each day we all should find a way
for love to fill our hearts.

7 comments:

Jan Freeman said...

Ho Bob,
A message eloquently packaged and I like the ribbon :-)

Shirley said...

Amen to that! You are so very talented!

gospelwriter said...

I like the poem's rhythm and rhyme, and the way it flows. A wonderful message, too.

Carrie Burtt said...

So many wonderful truths in this lovely poem Bob...i love this one!
:-)

Charles said...

I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly....If only the world could see the light. A well written piece.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Bob,
I am really glad that I called to visit your page. What a lovely uplifting read....

In this instance, I am a fan of the rhyme!

Best wishes, Eileen

rch said...

Hello my friends, just been thinking about some things differently since spending time with my grandson, he's so special :)