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Poem: " Building Treasures to Last"

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Poem Summary

Building treasures to last is about someone chasing his dreams hoping to build a lifetime of memories before fate deals it's hand.

Living life in the moment treasuring each precious minute.

Fearing the hands of time is moving too fast.


"Make This Moment Last " by Jim Gaven

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"Building Treasures to Last"

Chasing dreams
like lightning in a storm,
building treasures
to last a lifetime.

Living in the moment,
not ready for fate
to deal it’s hand,
praying to make this precious time
last a moment longer.

Tears of sadness touch her heart
watching the hands of time move too fast.

"Making Memories of Us" by Keith Urban

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 11, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

Building those treasures to last is what truly matters in this life.

Enjoy each moment.

Take care & have a great week.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 11, 2021:

Misbah,

Thank you.

I believe in making the most of each moment we have.

Thanks for your heartfelt words.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 11, 2021:

Manatita44,

I know this feeling all too well.

I have been battling a brain tumor since 2006 & we discovered my boyfriend has stage 4 lung cancer in July.

Your sister is fighting bravely, from what I can tell from your words.

She has my prayers as well as a prayer for you and your guidance.

Thank you and keep writing your words of love.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 11, 2021:

We cannot stop the passage of time, but as you said in your lovely poem, we should build those treasured memories to last while we can.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on February 11, 2021:

I believe living in present and making it beautiful is very important. We as humans should make our journey a remarkable one.. because no one will stay here forever so, it is important to be in someone's golden book.

Very Excellent message And a very well written poem.

Glad to read such beautiful advices from your side Brenda.

Keep up the good work.

Sending Blessings

manatita44 from london on February 11, 2021:

Quite pertinent for my sister with Stage 4 cancer. Still in her 50's and dealing with this most powerful tool of Love called 'Adversity,' Pray for her, if your can. Just say Lantern Carrier's sister. Love will hear you. Excellent poetry!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 10, 2021:

The hands of time moves too fast

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 13, 2020:

Kyler,

I wish there were moments we could stop the hands of time, but I guess life is supposed to be bittersweet now & then.

I can tell this one is not one of your favorites, but thank you for taking your time to read it.

Enjoy each moment with your son.

Kyler J Falk from California on September 13, 2020:

This is a struggle I think we can all relate to, especially myself. A bit bittersweet, however, as you sit and look at the treasures you have gathered only to realize the hands of time never stopped. Working hard, day in and day out, trying to take every moment of rest and celebration for what it is, and still the hands of time spin.

My son is my motivation to ignore the hands of time, and to keep that bitterness out of the sweet experiences of life.

A lovely poem, Brenda!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Mark,

Thank you so much.

Enjoy your day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Nithya,

Sometimes we fail to live in the moment & only make plans to do things in the future.

Living in the moment is better since we do not know what is around the next corner.

So glad you like this one.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Thank you Ms. Dora.

It's always good to look forward to something that will last.

Have a great day.

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on September 04, 2020:

A poem with some good advice. Nice, Brenda

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on August 25, 2020:

Living in the moment is what life is all about. Loved your poem.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 24, 2020:

Even in the race against time, the thought of building something to last is motivating. Good lines!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2020:

Liz,

Life does seem to speed up when we get older, but I feel like we all need to start living life in each moment.

No one knows what is around the corner.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I am so happy you understand that living in the moment is what is most important.

Life can throw us curve balls when we least expect them.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2020:

Diana,

One really cannot count on the future to be there.

The best laid plans can be ruined in an instant.

At least with living life in the moment you can appreciate what you are doing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 20, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you so much.

It is so true that no one knows where life will lead them.

I think living in the moment is a great way & attitude to have these days.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 20, 2020:

As we get older life seems to speed up I sometimes think. You make an interesting point in this poem.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 20, 2020:

Well expressed poem and an important message.

It's the present moment, which is most valuable.

Thanks for sharing this inspiring poem.

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on August 20, 2020:

Watching the minutes and rather living them, rather than hoping for the future, all the time.Heartfelt poem, Brenda.

Lorna Lamon on August 20, 2020:

You never know where life will take you, so living in the moment and making each one count is good advice. I loved this poem Brenda and the music videos.

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