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luminosity
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0 posted 01-17-2012 05:54 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for luminosity

Today pressed upon me an urgency
An urgency nothing like my normal busyness
that by its very nature breeds complacency.

What if...what if...
What if you do not have tomorrow?
I tried to quiet the growing pressure,
I  know I am not promised it, I whispered
to no one in particular
but the more I tried to disperse the urgency
the stronger it got.

In my ears, my heart, my throat
it drummed.
So real that the traffic
no longer surged around me
the plans for dinner dissolved.
So real that tomorrow faded into

its proper perspective.

Life is given merely minute by minute
anxiously I prayed to be granted
at least enough time to voice
the I love you’s that should never
have gone unspoken, and if given that-
then at least once more
to gaze into your eyes
and memorize your laughter.


Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake…


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JL
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1 posted 01-17-2012 06:36 PM       View Profile for JL   Email JL   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JL

Whoa...
This grabbed my heart.  I could feel the urgency in your write.  I hope this is just that, a write of a thought, and not reality.

"Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
And if I die before I wake…"


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!

Honeybunch
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2 posted 01-17-2012 07:54 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Nothing better than living in the "now" - it's what children do.  Good write!
Nicole
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3 posted 01-17-2012 08:36 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Sometimes that urgency overtakes you for no apparent reason; it's good to follow it and let the people in your life know you love them.  Even if it isn't the last time, it is always nice to hear.  
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4 posted 01-18-2012 03:49 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I can't read those last 3 lines without thinking of our friend... who finished them "Thank you, Lord." We may still be uttering opposing prayers on that subject. *S*

I've felt such urgencies myself... perhaps because I let words go unspoken once and have lived with the regrets. *S* Now... I probably say too much... No... I know I say too much... some people have to live with their hands clapped over their ears just to tune me out. *S*

Listen to your urgencies, my friend... but do not let them give you fear... for love waits beyond breath, too. *S* Beautiful write!
luminosity
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5 posted 01-18-2012 04:07 PM       View Profile for luminosity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for luminosity

thank you all so much, it is actually one I found I never posted, but it seemed so pertinent that I thought maybe posting would jog me out of this numbness...shrug
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