Saturday, October 22, 2011

Limber Up

This week the prompt at One Single Impression is "limber up".

"Limber up," she said,
"You're only living once
So get up and make a difference
Dream ungrudgingly."

"Smile and live,"
My mother said,
"The world is full of frowns.
Don't let these keep you down."

So I got up one day
And went out into the world
Carrying my suitcase
Her words stored in my heart

And now the end is near
But I don't fear its coming
For one day I decided
To limber up and live


Sandra said...


Maggie said...

Thanks for the memories of the days when ones with age could have the power to limber up.

Harshad mehta said...

Let us contemplate on living and not the end. You are living so well! I love your poems.

Love words 'Smile and live'

anthonynorth said...

That's how to live life. great words.

Kenia Cris said...

For women of words, like you and me, there isn't an 'end'.


(I love it here, been reading, you're in my reading list, but I just noticed I wasn't following the blog! Now I am.)

Take care and keep smiling.

Kim Nelson said...

This exudes an attitude of gratitude and plenty.

Ramesh Sood said...

Very well said.. life is a lot more beautiful than we think..yes, we must just live by being alive.. good to be here.. thanks!! RS :)

Mikha said...

oh god!! I really love this one! :)

Mary said...

Visiting from the poetry pantry: Wise words. We all should heed that lesson!

Heaven said...

Limber and live... great motto ~

thanks for the inspiring words ~

Morning said...

great limber up sentiments.

Mary Mansfield said...

"Dream ungrudgingly." What great advice! Lovely poem :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so wonderful! "Dream ungrudgingly." Wise words.

Judy Roney said...

What a great philosophy! Limber up and live. So very true.

rch said...

I also admire the phrase dream ungrudgingly, wise words indeed, very uplifting and much enjoyed.

bajanpoet said...

Limber up and live...

I like it :) I'm stealing it :)