Gifts Found In Life
(Another poem for Judy, one I think she would have liked)
Life in all its splendor
puts our hearts in a blender
mixing our souls
so that we can find wonder.
To have lived and seen it all
is a gift in and of itself. Yet
life’s gift is so much more.
It is the song of Cactus Wren,
the sun’s rebirth and its
lightshow as it sets.
It is a resurgence of life seen
in a flower’s springtime bloom.
Or the of the grief of an Autumn
leaf that becomes a winter home.
All of this, a gift
given because we live.
We come into living,
one by one, creating a paradise
through the gifts we bring –
our light, our laughter our love.
We share in life as we love,
and love some more.
When storms roll in we see
beauty in what they bring
and what they leave behind.
We marvel in their power
and ponder how we relate.
A chance to live,
To cherish all that life offers
in all its various forms. Us knowing
too soon the autumn leaf will shelter,
us as we rest, to bloom again
…inside the hearts of those that loved
us for the gifts our life brought them.
©Delaina Miller February 4, 2012