Purpose

Purpose

A Poem by Barbara Walker
"

to my grandchildren

"
Looking back over the years of my life,
so much time was spent on health issues-
tests and pain and waiting,
surgeries, healing and pain
and waiting and tests and surgeries
and just trying to hold on.

So many of the things I thought I would accomplish in life-
so much of who I thought I would be and become
were left in the wreckage of a disabled life
and a wondering of who I was, who I am;
my purpose in life?

Everyone needs a purpose.

Now, I ask you,
as part of your purpose-
live for me.

All that time.
All those hours,
I felt cheated,
except for this...

Because I was in this world,
I brought forth my children,
whom I loved from the moment of their conception,
with a fierceness they'll never know
and my children brought forth into this world-
YOU
and I, purposely, love you fiercely
and if you are my purpose,
I didn't get cheated after all.

© 2016 Barbara Walker



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Pain is purifying. If you can take it, reason and purpose always do surface eventually. I think so anyway.

You seem to inherently agree. You seem to be able to take discomfort with a grain of salt. (does that even make sense?)

Good work, mostly because I agree with the essence of your message. Your style is generic but your meaning is excellent, authentic. That means more than style in my opinion.

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much.
david vicious

1 Year Ago

You're welcome very much.



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Gee
Love this. I feel the same way about my daughter, if I have given the world nothing but her, then I have still served my purpose and left a beautiful legacy of love, if that makes sense...

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

It makes perfect sense, Gee. Thanks for reading.
Pain is purifying. If you can take it, reason and purpose always do surface eventually. I think so anyway.

You seem to inherently agree. You seem to be able to take discomfort with a grain of salt. (does that even make sense?)

Good work, mostly because I agree with the essence of your message. Your style is generic but your meaning is excellent, authentic. That means more than style in my opinion.

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much.
david vicious

1 Year Ago

You're welcome very much.
Love the last stanza!
Keep it up!!

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you Emily!
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Wow, Barbara! This just floored me. I was actually coming on to sneak a peek as I am scarcely on this site anymore. My intent was to delete my account and move on. I am so very glad I was able to read this powerful piece before I do so. In actuality I just may stay a while based on what I just read.

Life is a perilous journey filled with pain, whether physical or mental and unfortunately most of us experience both throughout our entire lives, a very sad, excruciating truth. The bright light shines when we realize our pain is not in vain and that we are here for a purpose though at times it's hard to decipher just what that purpose is. Finding peace amidst the storm is a trying thing to accomplish but with faith and much prayer, any of us can see it through, God tests us every moment we are alive.

Press on, dear friend and God Bless you, forever and ever.........................

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Reflection

1 Year Ago

This piece you wrote already has me reconsidering. Honestly, I don't feel as though my writing is ef.. read more
Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

But there will always be new readers to read your work, so you will always be making a difference. S.. read more
Reflection

1 Year Ago

Thank you, my dear!! You have great wisdom and I appreciate you! That tree analogy really got me, it.. read more
A powerful poem dear Barbara.
"Now, I ask you,
as part of your purpose-
live for me."
Today I'm older and wiser. My children I need still. Their love, grandchildren give me strength and purpose. I agree with your ending. Love make us strong. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you my friend!
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome Barbara.
Barbara,
The passion lies with the search. The writer needs his/hers insight to explore it. The way it turns to him/her is a different manner and case also. However , it is the result that matters. No body........... .means no writer believe that it must be shaped according to his/her will. It will not happen also. We people know it very well. The readers , if any such isolated class exists can not understand it. The question now is who else are only writers ? the biggest challenge with us is to remain a WRITER only always . But it is not that much difficult. It had happened before us and along with us.

Never have a feeling of cheated....

It is after you and with you
as shadow

Dont worry

even death was born with us
isn't it
excellent attempt....

carry on.......

M P ramesh

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you, M P ramesh. All is learning...
I like the poem. I think you should put "I feel cheated" at the end of the paragraph, so that when you read the last sentence it will be more powerful.

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you!
modern. caring. bewildering. benevolent & absolutely a very fine juxtaposition of words you kinda hoverin' here around your lulled poetry. must say, your homies might've been admiring ya for what you might have done to... for 'em & helping 'em out finding the realistic purpose of life [that's certainly not so easy found]. also, you make me recall (-ing) these panoramic words: "with age, wisdom comes:". & i believe, that's all what you proving right by emphasizing & enlightening the eclipse of vintage life. excellent! well inked! looking forward to reading your work.

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Ah Adams, thank you so much.
'didn't get cheated after all'.... Lovely. I bet they are the cleverest cutest children in existence, too!

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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for reading. Well, I have to admit I may be a tad partial, but yes, I do think the.. read more
wow! respect Barbara! much respect ...isn't it marvelous we have these pages to help us express difficult times and feelings .. suffering without justice in it (seemingly) is one of the most bewildering of our questions and situations ..(i think) .. i worked as an RN in the PICU for many years and the children i worked with suffered with such astounding courage, smiles and aplomb ..i have so much respect for you .. your poem reminds me of something in the Bible that goes something like .."..we are all going to be surprised when we stand before our Creator" (very paraphrased) i think your surprise will be a good one ... sending my hugs desire that you have a better day today than ever ...
E.
ps happy when i read you had posted :))

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Barbara Walker

1 Year Ago

Ah, your words cause me to blush and I get such a warm feeling in my heart. Thank you, E. I think al.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

as you are ... :))))

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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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