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The Alphabet of My Life

A house I can call my own

Brand new car I can drive around

Career I can brag about

Designer clothes and shoes I can wear

Even matching bags to complete my style

Face that belies my age

Good fortune and fame

Hypocrisy if I deny

I have hoped and worked to have all these

Jealousy has driven me to work harder

Knowing that I can have even more

Lost my purpose in life because I was never satisfied

Memories and each moment I neglected to enjoy

Not realizing what defines me and

Obscuring the essence of living my life meaningfully, however, my

Perspectives changed and passion in life renewed for the

Quest for a purposeful existence

Restored with the hope that I can make my life worthwhile

Sure I still envy those who have it all but I am

Trusting in my journey and the

Unwavering belief that I would never lose sight to keep my

Virtues and values intact

Will keep in mind to prioritize people and moments

eXalting on the realization that as I work to obtain material things, I will never let them own me but I will

Yearn for nurturing relationships, inspiring others, being grateful in everything, and maintaining the

Zest to live a fulfilling life contributing to a meaningful cause.

© 2021 Harriet Dionela

Comments

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 16, 2021:

Thank you for the comment Chrish. Hope you had a good day. Good night.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 16, 2021:

Thank you appreciating the poem Tamara. Keep smiling!

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on March 16, 2021:

Wise statements used with such creativity in your alphabet post. ♥️

Tamara

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 16, 2021:

Follow your heart sound scary to me. Consequences of executions will be very generous to you if you always follow your heart (I'm talking about the greater picture of following ones emotions) it is a risk, you won't like the nature of broken hearts.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Brenda, I have read Uugh. I hate this feeling by Hertha David as well. The excitement and fluttering heart we experience when we meet someone we're physically attracted and the decision to follow one's heart is a risk we all take. And yes, hopwfully he's worth it. The poem is a good read Hertha.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating the poem Brenda. Wishing you a week full of success.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 15, 2021:

Nice one. Great to challenge oneself to write differently. Using tge alphabet is a challenge.

I just read ...I hate this feeling.

It is great.

I can't find it here in the feed, but we can all lose our head over a guy.

Just make sure he's worth it & try not to give more than he does.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating the poem Chitrangada. Have a blessed week ahead.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating the poem Sankhajit. Happy new week.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 15, 2021:

Well thought of and well expressed.

Thank you for sharing.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on March 15, 2021:

really great piece of writing...

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank youbfor appreciating the poem Amara. Stay blessed.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating the poem Vanita. May your week be productive.

Amara from Pakistan on March 15, 2021:

Truth written beautifully..

Vanita Thakkar on March 15, 2021:

Good one. Loved it.

Harriet Dionela (author) from Taguig City, Philippines on March 15, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating the poem Hertha. Have a good week ahead.

Hertha David from Windhoek, Namibia on March 14, 2021:

This is a brilliant idea and article.. The person in it sure does have self-awareness.

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