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Poem: "Holding Onto Life"

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Poem Summary

Holding into life is a poem about her wanting life to slow down so she can enjoy each moment. Life keeps on moving too fast making her want to keep the past inside like a seashell to have forever. She wants to live life to the fullest and count her blessings each day.

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"Holding Onto Life"

Her heart begs each moment to slow down

but the pages of life turn too fast

with the sands of time drifting away.


Like a seashell

replaying the sounds

of its distant past

she wants to feel the joy

of his arms wrap around her.


Living life on the edge

like there’s a tsunami coming

counting their blessings

along the way.

"Hold Onto Happiness" by Rhys Lewis

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2020:

Shauna,

Thank you so much for your kindness.

If I feel the need to shout...I will get in touch with you.

I appreciate your kind offer.

May a special blessing come your way soon.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 18, 2020:

Brenda, I can relate to not feeling like doing anything on some days. I go thru that and I don't have any life-threatening issues. My heart goes out to both of you. I know sometimes it helps to talk to someone. If you don't have the time to find a support group right now, please know I'm available to lend an ear and a shoulder. You know how to get in touch with me.

Love,

Shauna

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2020:

Shauna,

Thank you.

We haven't looked into any groups but to be honest we really don't have alot of extra time between doctors.

It has slowed up a bit...but there are days he just doesn't feel like doing anything.

For now...we are good.

Thank you for your kindness.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 18, 2020:

Brenda, this poem is both hopeful and bittersweet. I can only imagine what you and Ron are going through. Do you have a support group you can talk to to help you through the roller coaster of emotions?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Ann,

No problem. The age of technology always has a few glitches.

We should definitely make the most of each day.

No one truly can count on having another.

Thanks for reading.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Peggy,

You are right!

I remember it moving so slow when I was just a young gal.

Time surely seems to speed up ..or maybe it's because as we get older we are busier.

Thanks for reading.

Have a pleasant day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you so much!

You just made me smile.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you.

I reflect on this situation like I am reading it inside a book.

Time flies so fast as I am certain you know.

It touched your heart with your son.

Have a great day my friend.

Thank you for sending me some peace.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Ann,

Time....that is the word.

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you for such kind sentiments.

This is the time I really need to slow down & enjoy each moment. But it seems near impossible with all the demand for constant paperwork & doctor appointments.

It seems if you want something done correctly you have to do it yourself...a hassle, but it gets things pushed through quickly.

Like insurance claims & disability.

Have a great day.

We are keeping a great outlook & are upbeat.

That helps.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Yes, it does. I wonder what suddenly makes it seem it is moving faster?

It is still the same for the little ones...slow.

Thanks for reading.

I appreciate your kind comments.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Umesh,

Thank you very much.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Liz,

I like that! Give me a bus stop...I want to relax at this spot for a bit.

Thanks for the smile.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Lora,

I love how you describe it like footprints in the sabd that wash away in the tide.

I know when I was little I wanted time to speed up...wish I could get that back again.

Thanks & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

John,

If it pulls at the heartstrings then my words have done their job.

Who knows...that's how country & western songs are born.

Thank you John.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Shafqat,

I so love your reply!!

Maybe I will take my foot off that pedal for a bit & see what happens.

Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I do love myself but my heart is not selfish.

It has room inside to think of lots of people which is why my plate is usually so full.

I do my best to help others when they need help.

God will provide for me.

Time...well, it doesn't cooperate much. There are only so many hours in a day and I often find myself wishing there were two of me...or time would slow down and let me catch up.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Nicholas,

Sorry it seemed a bit sad to you.

Sometimes in life you just don't want to let go and you wish you could keep things forever.

Enjoy this bright sunshiny day...even if it feels a tad cooler.

Thanks for reading.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 17, 2020:

Dont know what happened to my comment! Something on the lines of making the most of each day while we can.

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

Ankita,

When I was a little girl, I thought time moved too slow.

I always wanted to be older so I coukd do the things my older brother was allowed to do.

Now here I am wishing it would slow down.

I wonder when I will just be satisfied with time and not care?

Thanks for reading.

Have a wonderful day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 17, 2020:

I think that most of us of a certain age can relate to your poem. The time passes swiftly, and we should all count our blessings along the way.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 17, 2020:

Loved it! I love it more now that I am seventy-two and can truly appreciate its meaning.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on October 17, 2020:

This is beautiful Brenda. Time flies so fast. I like the way you compared time to pages of a book, ( very enlightening ) Peace my poet friend.

Ann Carr from SW England on October 17, 2020:

Time

Lorna Lamon on October 17, 2020:

I thought of your situation when I read this poem Brenda. We tend to rush through the days and forget to enjoy the moments. Make each one count, because this is what will sustain you. I felt the longing in each line, beautifully portrayed in this poignant poem.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 17, 2020:

I can relate to your beautifully expressed poem. The life moves so fast, and as we grow older, this feeling grows more and more. There is so much to do—and the time is fleeting, and fleeting faster.

Thanks for sharing another wonderful poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 17, 2020:

Nice and subtle composition.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 17, 2020:

You capture a sentiment that many feel. I sometimes think of it as 'Stop the World (Bus), I want to get off', when life rushes on at a frantic pace and I would just like to slow down or pause for a while.

Lora Hollings on October 17, 2020:

Lovely poem, Brenda. Yes, life passes all too quickly. The moments with those that we love seem to vaporize into the air, and all we have left our memories like footprints in the sand which dissolve with the wind. I wish we could slow it down as your poem so beautifully expresses this happiness and yet this sadness.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 17, 2020:

Touching, Brenda. Pulls at the heartstrings that's for sure.

Shafqat M from Srinagar, Kashmir on October 16, 2020:

Maybe when all we want is for time to slow down, it's actually us who ought to decelerate a bit!

Rosina S Khan on October 16, 2020:

Yes, Brenda, there are times when we want time to pass slowly, yet it flies away. Love yourself and others- time will not be a factor then. It is better to take one day at a time instead of thinking about the whole lifetime. Wonderful writing- couldn't be better composed to relay your current feelings.

Nicholas W King on October 16, 2020:

Heartbreaking poem to read, Brenda. Well done.

Ankita B on October 16, 2020:

Sometimes we do wish for the time to go slowly so that we can have more of those beautiful moments. Very beautifully penned. I loved it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 16, 2020:

Cheryl,

Thank you.

We might find some beautiful moments in life if we stop to look.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 16, 2020:

Arennshi,

Thank you for reading.

I am glad this one touches your own soul.

Have a great day.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 16, 2020:

This is a very nice poem and makes you think about slowing down and taking it easy.

Arensshi from Philippines on October 16, 2020:

Very nice poem. I always feel this way. This poem reflects my own feelings about life sometimes.