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Beautiful…

on April 10, 2013

Even in times of hardships and sadness one can find beauty. That beauty to me is the beauty of heart. While tears may seem to never subside, the heart still remains strong within its rhythmical beats of life. Take life one heartbeat at a time relishing in each moment, never forgetting you are beautiful! Just stop & listen for a while.

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. —Sara Teasdale (American lyrical poet, 1884–1933)

Treasures of the Heart: Moments Captured

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Life is a trail of tears, the will to cope
A mountain of discomfort based on hope
It is a highway of dreams, a road very demanding
Out of balance at times, but not without understanding

Along life’s journey appear visions of despair
Wants and desires, times that seem totally unfair
While the expedition can be arduous and cruel
It can also be full of beauty shiny as a jewel

Life’s bounties offer gifts to lovingly share
Ready to be opened and handled with care
Its treasures of the heart tenderly unfold
Becoming moments captured within the soul

A kitten’s purr or a dog standing guard
These are life’s blessings in our own backyard
Images snapped with the blinking of an eye
Are stored in the mind’s diary never to die

Family and friends enjoy a wonderful relationship
Rallying around a campfire in fun and fellowship
Reminiscent of times past—love, lives and such
Stories echo memories thought of so much

Life is an incredible album of sad and joyful times
Echoing of discordant notes and melodious chimes
Count not the yearly months, weeks or even days –
Capture the moments encountered within each phase

©2013 catnipoflife 
Sharla Lee Shults

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19 responses to “Beautiful…

  1. Teepee12 says:

    A beautiful poem from a beautiful soul: you.

  2. […] Even in times of hardships and sadness one can find beauty. That beauty to me is the beauty of heart. While tears may seem to never subside, the heart still remains strong within its rhythmical beats of life. Take life one heartbeat at a time relishing in each moment, never forgetting you are beautiful! Just stop & listen for a while.  […]

  3. Dear Sharla, I’ve been thinking of you, and wondering how things are… Last night I decided to scroll through to find your address and send you a little message of support – but you popped up instead….
    Hope all is as well as you hoped, or as they can be…blessings to you and Jim and your kitty -kats

  4. Neeraj says:

    Wow, what a beautiful way to explain life! Brilliant!

  5. lgyslaine says:

    A beautiful poem about things so true. bravo! 🙂

  6. bldodson says:

    Like the ‘Hero’ quote!

  7. Life really does have its ups and downs – pretty and expressive poem, I read it as I listened to the music xx

  8. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  9. joseyphina says:

    Amazing as always, Sharla! Good to have you back! 😉

  10. What beautiful thoughts, Sharla. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  11. mallie1025 says:

    I find that of all the avenues of the written word, poetry portrays emotions of every kind that ordinary writing cannot. Poetry can soothe a troubled soul, uplift a broken body and warm a broken heart–all of which Sharla does every day. I loved this poem!t

  12. Raani York says:

    This is very impressive – and very touching!!
    Thanks for sharing this!!

  13. Your words ring so true within my spirit, I think of you and your husband and prayers abound freely and out of all that happens there is still that certain beauty and peace that still finds its ways to our heart…where the spirit never leaves us alone or lonely, but renews our our energy within. Your words and your poems are always such a reflection of the beauty that adorns your spirit and the jewel of your whole…your heart! You always fill my heart and spirit with a certain joy that stays whenever I embrace your words! You Spirit always shines as does the lantern of love which you always generously share! I find it is always so very easy to love you my sister! May your morning be ever so blessed as you have made mine with your embracing words and your awesome poem!

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