Resolution

Don't want to be waiting to live,
Don't want to be waiting for death.
Though the tide repeats outward and back,
Take a stand on the sand as it shifts.
Look around and be thankful 
For this 
May be all that there is.

Then the sun is the jewel that I own,
And it's greater than all that I don't,
And the moon is the pearl that surpasses
All others wherever they be,
And the water that sustains this earth
And this earth that has sustenance for me
Is our mansion, inherited by birth.
I am rich, I am free.

There are marks on the sand.
There were others who've stood where I am.
There are marks that must fade,
There are marks that I've made.
Though the tide repeats outward and back,
Take a stand on the sand as it shifts.
Look around and be thankful
For this 
May be all that there is.

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Brian Hodgkinson

Fri 22nd Jan 2021 21:20

"All that there is" is certain...now.

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Wed 20th Jan 2021 20:10

Thank you Trevor and Tom for your comments.
Thank you to everyone who has clicked 'Like' for this poem too.

This was written three years ago as a New Year's Resolution poem but only because I had something to resolve about how I was feeling about things. And it turned out to seem prescient almost as things had been under great upheaval but became so much more so and in so many extra and unexpected ways throughout the year that followed but I found the poem a great help.

And now, it seems very suited to the year we've just had and the one that we are embarking upon too. It is the nature of sand (and life) to shift, and the nature of humans to try to stand upright and find a sense of balance, after all.

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Tom

Wed 20th Jan 2021 17:26

Really enjoyed this Aviva. We've got to take some time to appreciate the fortune of the moment when we can.

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trevor homer

Wed 20th Jan 2021 13:58

Beautiful sentiments wonderfully conveyed. Thanks

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