you take it all for granted

this is less a poem and more a few thoughts i have today. remembering the life of a fellow volleyball player. someone i knew only through association and friends yet i am deeply saddened over the loss of her to the world. when someone dies, you feel it too.

when someone dies, you feel it too.
your bones quake.
you remember with razor instinct
this skin is not
forever, this sky is such
ephemeral gift – how
wildly your cells
take for granted
“breathe in
breathe out”
each and every second.
you never noticed it before
or how your loved
ones seem so far away.
and then someone else just stops
and your breath catches,
you’re asleep, now Wake Up.

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8 responses to “you take it all for granted

  1. when any life is lost it is felt…even if a casual acquaintance or someone we just know through someone….ah so true on the need to wake up as well…life is def short….

  2. when any life is lost it is felt…even if a casual acquaintance or someone we just know through someone….ah so true on the need to wake up as well…life is def short….

  3. Your Memento Mori poem is very good indeed. I like the touches of being alive contrasted with the gifts we will lose any day. Harsh truth,though.

  4. Your Memento Mori poem is very good indeed. I like the touches of being alive contrasted with the gifts we will lose any day. Harsh truth,though.

  5. 'someone else just stops'

    Powerful words of reality…

    Powerful words that inspire more life…

  6. 'someone else just stops'

    Powerful words of reality…

    Powerful words that inspire more life…

  7. Thank you all for reading ~ i appreciate it. Living life to the fullest and being present to the moment… that's the goal!

  8. Thank you all for reading ~ i appreciate it. Living life to the fullest and being present to the moment… that's the goal!

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