This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt – we were given ten words to inspire our writing (see below). I was able to use all of them in this poem. I hope you enjoy what I was able to see in these words.
List of words: never, turn, old, stumble, hard, looking, pockets, love, river, faded
Advice From a Faded Soul
Turn your face and then pay heed
Be not deceived by faded soul
Live your life not fueled by greed
You seek – you strive to still feel whole.
False assurances some try to sell
True living is not for the meek
But live I’ve lived and lived it well
so listen to these words I speak.
Live like you’ll never stumble
Hold fast to all your dreams
Share you gifts and still be humble
Kindness rewards more than it seems.
Love hard and care yet deeply
Wear your heart upon your sleeve
Do not fear to feel intensely
Do not do what makes you grieve.
Mistakes are a time for learning
Shows you strengths you never knew
Build a life that is worth living
Paint your world a different hue.
Seek beauty in what is different
Learning lessons from days of old
At others’ tears – be not indifferent
For mercy fills a heart with gold.
Hide not your hands in pockets
Waiting for a perfect world
Discharge your dreams like rockets
Live not – your life unfurled.
Set sail upon life’s river
Looking not upon Dead Sea
Tranquil ease to your heart deliver
Remember these last words from me.
© S. J. 2015
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