a mere thread
just as breakable
is taken from our hands
is taking their last breath
to live any other way
and respecting others
how much hangs in the balance
on the smallest of strings
is the most precious thing
© Lillian F — 5/7/2013
*I’ve been trying to write this for a week, but I finally gave up and posted it as is. My writer’s block is beyond stubborn.*
What perfect timing to post this poem as in our city they found two girls that were abducted 10 years ago yesterday! (Amanda Berry) They were found alive! Life is precious!
That’s awesome! I’m so glad they were found. Precious indeed!
It’s well written and I love it great job as always so poignantly stated.
Aw, well thanks Mom!
Shared on twitter. Thank you!
Thanks for sharing!
What beautiful words, Lily. Just what I needed today 😀
Thank you kindly! I’m so glad. 😀
“Loving deeply / living graciously / forgiving often / and respecting others” –> I love this stanza. Simple, to the point, but full of meaning.
Don’t feel bad on the writer’s block. I feel like I’ve only recently got over mine since December. Sometimes you just have to stop trying and just go with it. In this case, I think it worked out. 🙂
K, I hope mine ends soon too. It’s been going on since about December too, how freaky is that? Lol. 🙂
Isn’t it incredibly lame? I feel like I’ve only recently just been reborn or something, cheesy as that sounds. Get some sunshine if you can! 🙂
Not lame, we’re writers, we’re allowed to feel that way. Totally hoping to get some sunshine soon!
Beautiful poem! BTW, I nominated you for a ‘special, silly’ award. Check it out on my latest post. 🙂
Thank you and thank you! I’ll have to check out that post. 🙂
Looks like I’m not the only one who found this portion of your poem to be particularly inspirational…
and respecting others
Thanks, I’m glad!
Awesome. I love your writing (and poems really often). I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, and while I do think these awards don’t really go anywhere you should know that I genuinely believe you deserve it Lily! I will keep reading your stuff even if nothing comes of this nom!
Thanks so much Sonya! I appreciate you reading and of course, the nomination! I haven’t done an awards post in a while. I tend to forget or sometimes I just can’t stand the rules…BUT! It’s super awesome to be nominated, so I really appreciate it! 🙂
I completely agree about the rules though. It should be a free for all.
Love this! Very beautiful and a very important message 🙂
Thanks Lily, I’m glad. 🙂