Prose for Thought – Life

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought, the linky for the many poets and writers out there to share their original creativity.

Last weekend saw one of the most amazing weekends of my life. Being at the Rewind Festival and meeting many of my icons from the 80’s is something many people can only dream about. With all the issues I am having to deal with from my past at the moment, it was a wonderful respite. Then, on Monday, I visited Woking Crematorium with my Mum and Grace which helped to put everything into perspective.

It would have been my Uncle’s 62nd birthday. He was 39 when he passed away unexpectedly. He was rushed to hospital after being taken ill on the cricket pitch and died that evening. Walking around the Crematorium, I was looking at the plaques and thinking about all these people who had gone, just leaving the legacy of their lives behind them. It’s doing something like this that suddenly brings me back to reality and makes me think about who I am and where I am going. I don’t want to be one of life’s complainers, a victim or to have major regrets of things I haven’t done and I feel there are many occasions where I feel time is running out.

I see too much complaining on Facebook, particularly in blogger groups at the moment about rather menial things and I find myself thinking ‘why can’t people just let it go, stop worrying and just enjoy life?’

This is my poem for this week. As with last week, the recording of me reading it is at the end of the poem.

Life

Life
A delicate matter
To be treasured and tended
Not dismantled and destroyed
Life is too short
To complain and criticise
For regret and revenge
For hate and the haters
Life is to be treasured
Every single moment
Savoured and celebrated
Entertained and enjoyed
Dismiss the complainers
Live the entertainers

Memo (3)

© Victoria Welton 21st August 2013

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13 Comments

  1. Model mummy @rowdyreviewer
    August 25, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    Sorry to hear about your uncle.
    Lovely words x

  2. August 22, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    Sometimes it takes reminding of a tragic event to put perspective on all our minor troubles of the day. This sums it up beautifully. So sorry about your uncle x

  3. Cathie B
    August 22, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Cracking poem V – once again. You’ve hit the nail very firmly on the head. Without sounding a martyr/pain in the arse/whatever tag you give me, I’m reminded literally everyday that I really don’t have anything to moan about & that there’s always someone in a far worse situation than yourself.

    Loved this xx

  4. August 22, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    I come to your confessional box to say yes, twas me, I was having a low is me, woe is me day. Must have been the full moon or some such thing, but I am back to myself today.
    Great poem Mrs.
    Needs to be read once a week on prescription me thinks.
    Liska xxx
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  5. Nortonmum
    August 22, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    So true, how often we need reminding though when we stress about the trivial stuff.
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  6. Sarah Miles
    August 22, 2013 / 11:06 am

    ‘Life’s for the living, so live it or you’re better off dead.’ Passenger

    Glad you enjoyed the festival and sorry about your uncle…so young. My dad died at 56. Still seems unfair.

    xx
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  7. August 22, 2013 / 9:20 am

    Hi hun, I’ve linked up with a poem about ‘me time’. I agree there’s too much focus on the negative stuff and it can really get you down. Lovely poem conveying an important message xx
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  8. August 22, 2013 / 9:05 am

    Fab fab poem, a message we must all remember! I too totally agree with you about the groups on Facebook, that’s why I never post in them! X
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  9. Steph
    August 22, 2013 / 8:20 am

    I love this, Vic & I couldn’t agree more. It’s too easy to spend far too time online agonising over the insignificant, and complaining. A great reminder to just live x
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