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Poems: The Wheel of Life

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Article Summary

The wheel of life is an article with two poems, "The Wheel of Life" & "A Piece of Heaven." This was inspired by the weekly word prompt "Life."

The first one is about wanting our dash in life, the time between birth and death, to be good.

The second one is about the magic we see everyday sent by heaven.

"Mr. Pollack - The Wheel of Life"

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The Wheel of Life

The wheel of life turns faster each moment,

pressing her thoughts to complete her goals

before her footsteps walk no more.


Pacing frantically towards the finish line,

her mind erasing mistakes

paving the way for a clearer path.


Knowing all that truly matters is the dash,

those moments in between her birth and death,

keeping it in the forefront of her mind

hoping she leaves a good legacy behind.


She steers clear of anger

attempting to push it to the side,

hoping to show forgiveness like Jesus,

but she falls short.


She tries to make the best of each moment

guiding someone’s hand along the way,

enjoying each second life has to offer

before the sand counts down.

What matters most of all, is how we live our dash

— Linda Ellis

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A Piece of Heaven

The moment our day begins,

magical surprises greet us

with echoes of nature leading the way,

as we hear tiny bluebirds sing.


When sunlight sneaks through the windows,

tiny specks of dust sparkle like gold

dancing through the air like a magical illusion.


It’s like a piece of heaven

with our guardian angel standing beside us,

sending us secret clues,

to help us with our journey in life.

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

— Hans Christian Andersen

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My 500th Article

Today marks a milestone for me. This is my 500th article on Hubpages.

It's not quite the article I had planned in my mind for this occasion, but in life we roll with the cards.

It's hard to believe these little fingers have tapped so much writing on here already.

Poetry & writing have been a passion of mine for many years, but until I met my Hubber friends I didn't think my work was good enough to showcase to the world.

My Hubber Friends gave me the confidence and support I needed through their many comments and conversations.

This could not have happened without You!

Thank you all for being there for me. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

"Gino Vannelli - Wheels of Life (1978)"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 08, 2021:

My response to Life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 07, 2021:

My response to life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 28, 2021:

One for Life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 26, 2021:

My 500th article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 25, 2021:

My response to Life & my 500th article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 24, 2021:

My response to Life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 23, 2021:

Our dash

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 23, 2021:

Vidya,

Thank you so much.

It is definitely up to us to make our own dash and nature is a great way to get inspired.

I mean, just look at the morning when you wake up & see what God created.

I hope I can find just a sliver of that beauty to embrace.

Take care and keep blessing us with your great and talented words.

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 23, 2021:

Congratulations Brenda on your 500th article. And two lovely poems to celebrate it. 'What matters most of all, is how we live our dash', loved this quote, rings so true. It's up to us to make our life beautiful like a fairy tale or not. All we have to do is see the beauty of nature around us to get motivated. Looking forward to more such inspiring work from you. Stay blessed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 23, 2021:

My response life

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Wheel of life...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Amani

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Lorna,

Thank you.

You are so right about this past year.

And just when we are getting vaccine and seem to have hope, there is another strain of Covid-19 that is getting deadlier.

I hope this year is a brighter one for all of us.

A smile, a friendly word, one small token of appreciation...something so simple can make all the difference in someone's life.

Have a wonderful week & thank you for making me smile.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

EK,

Thank you.

I appreciate you sensing that glimpse of me through my words.

I try my best, but to be honest, there are days I fall short.

Take care & have a great day.

Lorna Lamon on April 22, 2021:

Many congrats on reaching your 500th article - amazing achievement. Beautiful poems Brenda full of wisdom. So much has happened over the past year which has had a profound effect on us all. Sometimes we need to stand still and appreciate life. It's also the little moments that can make all the difference to someone's life, such as a smile. An enjoyable read.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 22, 2021:

Congratulations for achieving this milestone, Brenda. I can see a glimpse of a good person in you. And the goodness inside you is evident in your words. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Devika,

Thank you.

I appreciate your vote of confidence.

There's some days when I wonder where my thoughts have gone...I draw a blank.

I hope my words keep pouring onto the page.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Nithya,

Thank you so much gal!

I am pleased you enjoy my writing & I look forward to reading more of your work too.

(On here & elsewhere)

Take care & have a special day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Ravi,

Thank you.

I am happy I finally made it to 500 and I'm certain you will also.

But as I go through a few of them, I can see they need a little updating.

Maybe my writing has changed as the days pass.

I'm glad you enjoyed the wheel of life poem.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 22, 2021:

Chitrangada,

Thank you so much for your kind & thoughtful reply.

I,too, enjoy our friendship across Hubpages & other platforms.

It amazes me how sometimes we feel close yet we are so far apart.

I'm glad you were here for this part of my journey.

Thank you so much.

Have a great day.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 22, 2021:

Wow! Brenda you certainly have been working hard writing beautiful poetry. You have shown your best and I know that more to come from your creative mind.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 22, 2021:

Great poems about life Brenda. Congratulations on your 500th article, looking forward to reading more of your beautifully crafted poems.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on April 22, 2021:

Congrats Brenda for your 500th article. You are an inspiration to us and hope one day I will reach that milestone. Your poem on life is again a very inspiring bit of work and really sums the vagaries of life. Thanks for sharing.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 21, 2021:

Congratulations on publishing your 500th article on HubPages, and you have done it in a short time. That’s wonderful. Wish you many more achievements in future as well.

I have always enjoyed your poems. They are relatable to life, and well expressed. It’s my pleasure to know you through this platform.

Both your poems, related to the word prompt Life—are well crafted and thoughtful. I liked reading them.

Thank you for sharing and all the wonderful things you are doing. Have a good day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

My response to life & my 500th article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Urwa,

Thank you so much!

I don't always feel positive but I'm so glad my poetry touches the hearts of others.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Pamela,

Thank you for your wonderful words of kindness.

I enjoy reading everyone's poems & articles.

I am super glad that you started sharing your poetry with us...it's amazing.

You have been hiding a gem.

Take care & I'm so glad you are part of this special day with me.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Amara,

Thank you.

I'm glad you like my poetry.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

John,

Thank you so much!

I've got alot of determination when it's something I enjoy doing...such as writing.

Trust me...if it wasn't for the support I get from Hubbers like yourself, I wouldn't have made it this far.

Glad you enjoyed my poems.

The Dash...that's important to me.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

At times, it seemed like I would never make it this far.

I'm so glad you are here to be a part of this journey with me.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Dora,

Thank you so much for your kindness.

I appreciate your vote of confidence on my explanations.

I always love reading your quotes.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Ann,

Thank you so much!

I'm delighted you enjoy my writing.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 21, 2021:

Misbah,

Thank you.

The way you write you will be there in no time.

I appreciate your kind words.

Have a great day!

Iqra from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 21, 2021:

I love this poetry and I really enjoyed reading these poems and secondly congratulations on 500th articles, Your articles are very informative and interesting for Hubbers, You spread positivity by your articles.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 21, 2021:

Congrats on your 500th article. You write so often that you will reach a 1,000 before you know it. You have encouraged so many people to write poetry and that is wonderful.

I like your poems about life. Thank you for all the work you do, Brenda.

Amara from Pakistan on April 21, 2021:

Wow Brenda, huge milestone.. Congrats.. And nice poetry..

God bless you always..

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 21, 2021:

Brenda a big congratulations on your 500th article, and you did it i such a short time! It took me 11 years. These poems are so positive and uplifting and your prompts continue to inspire the rest of us. Thank you for sharing “The Dash” too..it is great. Blessings.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 21, 2021:

Congratulations on your 500th article on this site. You used two lovely poems to mark this moment, and both were enjoyable to read.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 21, 2021:

Congratulations on your 500th article. Best to you as you begin the next 500. Your poetry is always excellent. I can relate to the poems on life. You express many of my thoughts better than i could.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 21, 2021:

Congratulations Brenda! 500 is a great number! Lovely poetry to celebrate it.

Ann

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 21, 2021:

Congratulations on your 500th Article, I am very happy for you, Brenda

You are so kind. I hope I will also be achieving this mark soon because you are inspiring us with your new prompts every week. I am grateful.

Much appreciated

Both of the poems are very wonderful. I enjoyed reading them. Your words are awesome. Cheers and Celebrations

Blessings and Love

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