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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

>> 5 September 2008

Thanks to for inspiring this poem.

BREATH

I hold my breath
at our boys at play
not noticing
that I am watching

I hold my breath
looking into your eyes
washed over
by all this love

I hold my breath
following a bird's flight
rising high above
becoming a dot

I hold my breath
smelling freshly cut grass
remembering
childhood dreams

I hold my breath
at the blowing wind
playing with leaves
on our trees

I hold my breath
to achieve a stillness
to center myself
on importance

I hold my breath
just to calm down
my running
through life

I hold my breath
almost every day
just to savour
my happiness


(c) Mindful Mimi - September 2008

5 comments:

Lanceman 5 September 2008 at 14:49  

What an powerful quote!

And the poem you created really is very inspiring. The things that really make life all that it is for you. I am especially moved by the way you've ended it, savouring your happiness. Wonderful!

namesconnie 5 September 2008 at 19:35  

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it. Loved your images. Sincerely, Connie

april nance 6 September 2008 at 04:25  

Lovely poem-simple, honest, strong-like taking a breath. thanks for sharing..

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