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The Eclectic Pen - Thoughts to Ponder

By: Carmela M.   + 7 more  
Date Submitted: 3/21/2007
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Words: 130


Thoughts to Ponder

Who am I when...
my feet won't keep time with the music,
the numbers don't add up,
people don't return my phone calls,
and bread no longer rises in my kitchen.

Who am I when...
my resume begins to look more like fiction than reality,
my bank account diminishes with no returns,
my worldly possessions are discarded at the curb , and
all I have and need fits into one room,

Who am I when...
my stories trail off in conversation,
my mind is sharp and my body won't cooperate,
the names in my phone book read more as a dearly departed list
and, my purpose has to do more with presence than action.

I am....
the memories I keep, the smile on my face,
the prayers in my heart and most of all a
cherished, precious, child of God.

Carmela Mulroe March 2007

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IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 3/21/2007 3:09 PM ET
I like this
Robbie J. - 3/21/2007 10:16 PM ET
you are just you, human.
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 3/22/2007 10:53 AM ET
Good one, Carmela!
Terri D. (terriduncan) - 3/26/2007 9:59 AM ET
Carmela- This is truly inspiring and beautiful! Thank you! Terri
Denise P. - 4/2/2007 8:17 AM ET
wow! I love the part of all you have and need fitting into one room. Have you ever seen a uhaul behind a hearse? That is a line my preacher used a couple of sundays ago lol. I love this poem very beautiful.
Cheryl B. (hisgrace) - 6/6/2008 1:08 AM ET
Yes,good one.I enjoy your writings.Cheryl
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