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Giving Without Remembering, Taking Without Forgetting

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Giving Without Remembering, Taking Without Forgetting
By: Lisping Hibiscus
12/23/05

What if there were no holly tree,
that could nestle you from life's debris,
no camel coerced to cross the wide desert,
with no hump to quell the insatiable thirst,
what if you refused to go out one frigid night,
only to wake to see opportunity glide away like a kite...

…only to be left peering every young face, just to find...
.
.
.
.
.
…what if I was forgiven only to forget,
found any resolve dissolve like a vignette,
what if forgiveness came wrapped in an excuse,
with no golden truth or higher self suffused,
what if you refused to go out one frigid night,
only to wake to see opportunity glide away like a kite...

…only to be left peering every young face, just to invite...
.
.
.
.
.
By lighting another candle, a candle loses nothing,
cast a shadow, gaze upon animations of blessings,
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be,
oh, you will gain ever more when you keep giving freely,
giving without remembering,
taking without forgetting...
.
.
The best gift I could ever give,
would be for you to stare into my eyes,
and show you that you live,
no two snowflakes could ever be the same,
that's how I recognize the face within every miracle made,
what if you refused to go out one frigid night,
only to wake to see opportunity glide away like a kite...

…only to be left peering every young face, just to invite...

By lighting another candle, a candle loses nothing,
cast a shadow, gaze upon animations of blessings,
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be,
oh, you will gain ever more when you keep giving freely,
giving without remembering,
taking without forgetting...

*

By lighting another candle, a candle loses nothing,
cast a shadow, gaze upon animations of blessings,
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be,
righteousness will tinkle like silver bells in the city,
giving without remembering,
taking without forgetting...

*


"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa
© Copyright 2011 Lisping Hibiscus - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-25-2011 07:23 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

This is very beautiful, dear Noah.

A highly significant invitation to ponder on this Christmas day.

Margherita
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2 posted 12-25-2011 07:36 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Merry Christmas, Noah...

Indeed, where your treasure lies, there your heart will be also.  Thank you my friend for this reminder.


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"Giving Without Remembering, Taking Without Forgetting"

This says it all.Nice work Noah. jo
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4 posted 12-26-2011 12:25 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

quote:
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be,

This line really jumps out at me, loved reading this very much, well done!

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                        — W. E. Channing


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Very nicely done, Noah  
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A pleasure to read...James
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By lighting another candle, a candle loses nothing,
cast a shadow, gaze upon animations of blessings,
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be,
oh, you will gain ever more when you keep giving freely,
giving without remembering,
taking without forgetting...

This is as beautiful as your big heart... I loved it from title through last line! *S*
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8 posted 12-29-2011 06:05 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Noah...Hi old friend. Great to hear from you. As always your writting amazes me.Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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9 posted 12-29-2011 09:18 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Beautiful write!
Happy New Year!!

JL

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,and with all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Maranatha!

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my darling friend Noah.. this is such beauty in these words... loved reading you!
Happy New Year to you!
Bisous
RDB xx

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

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awesome

My spirit will rise
above the sea~
There will be no drowning
of my soul or me~

 
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