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Monday, September 20, 2010

Too Busy Counting




I never smelled the glory in the flowers,
for I was too busy counting the weeds.

I never heard the words of sincerity,
for I was too busy counting the schemes.

I never took in the breathtaking sunset,
for I was too busy counting the days.

I never noticed the detail in the quilt,
for I was too busy counting the frays.

I never saw the majesty in the night,
for I was too busy counting the stars.

I never accepted the beauty in myself,
for I was too busy counting the scars.

I never enjoyed holding the wonderful gift,
for I was too busy counting the cost.

I never appreciated all my many blessings,
for I was too busy counting all that was lost.



23 comments:

steviewren said...

This poem is a keeper! It poem should be read at least once a day as a reminder of all the beauty in life we'll miss if we forget to pay attention. Wonderful Magpie!

Helen said...

Beautifully written and a reminder of how to live life!!

Susannah said...

Oh Carrie this is truly beautiful! and its words of wisdom are such a good reminder for everyone. Wonderful. :-)

willow said...

Oh gosh, I know too many people just like this. Sad, really. Excellent Magpie.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Steviewren,Helen, and Susannah for reading it...your comments always make my day!
:-)

JeffScape said...

I've not been busy enough! ;)

Square Corner said...

Wow, I was too busy for so many years. Now I am 53. It comes fast. This poem has lots of meaning for me.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is a poem full of wisdom. I think you should submit it to a magazine - it needs a bigger audience. So well expressed.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you Willow, Jeff, Square Corner and Sherry for stopping by and reading it...time, either we have too much of it, or not enough...a lot can be said and written about it...:-)

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully written magpie! =)

-Weasel

flaubert said...

Carrie this is so beautiful!
Pamela

Ruth said...

Carrie how beautifully written... sad though, that most often than not we end up like this... oh i can so relate to this..:))

Love,
Ruth

Jingle said...

love reading it.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

very deep .. how time makes us forget the wonderful things in life.. beautifully penned!

Tumblewords: said...

A lovely and timely message...:) Surely one that could be read daily!

kathi harris said...

Very gd. I always try 2 appreciate my very many blessings. We so often focus on the bad iso the gd.

vivinfrance said...

This fantastic poem is going to be my watchword from now on. Live in the moment.
Thank you for writing and shring it.

Carrie Burtt said...

Thank you one and all for reading it...your sweet and wonderful comments are a blessing to me! :-)

kathew said...

A good reminder for all of us- especailly as time marches on! Well done.

Deborah said...

I missed this last week, so glad I popped back, such truth in this .... wonderfully written!

Kapil Dev said...

"I never accepted the beauty in myself,
for I was too busy counting the scars." beautiful lines....wonderfully written!

Lydia said...

I didn't read this one last week. So inspiring, Carrie!

Caty said...

I thought this was a beautiful poem that spoke so much! This was terrific