Our Day

Our Day

A Poem by John the Baptist
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A meditation on the meaning of individual lives

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Let us ever bless
Our day,
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Though none may know
We passed this way;
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For this small flame, this
Fragile fire,
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Did yet attest to something
Higher.

© 2023 John the Baptist


Author's Note

John the Baptist
Though our individual lives may seem bland or dysfunctional, they are in fact the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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It's that last match
In the book that brings
hope of more to come.
Sweet lines.

R.


Posted 12 Months Ago


John the Baptist

11 Months Ago

Thanks. Indeed. Don't write things off until that last one has been struck.
Its the small things. Appreciate it while you can. Nice work John.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Duff. If we could learn to appreciate all of the small things in our lives, we might be surp.. read more
sometimes grocery shopping is worth having a good time than a night in rome theatre, i enjoy simple things, great things unnoticed, as they take too much of us and no value for a normal ecard, but people stepin and stay forever one who took me to grocery shopping or a day in never never land his own home. But one who took his home directly without a talk to me and to his parents did made a difference in my life. People meet for soem reason live for them for a reason, love them forever for their need or want or for their love to be loved by them.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks. You're right, people's motivations can vary.
JessyJacob

1 Year Ago

its not different motivations that make people happy, its the peson how he perceives the other and l.. read more
We are born without knowing what is our purpose or what difference, if ever, we shall make. It's okay in youth but it really begins to jar towards the sunset years. Because for most, the light never dawns and we die still not knowing why we lived. Your poem brings me hope. Perhaps, there is something unseen at work, perhaps, we are a part of a greater plan. But wouldn't it be nicer if we were let in on it, just a bit?

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, D. The initiator of this trip did not see fit to provide us with a schedule. On the other ha.. read more
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Absolutely! It's only right to rejoice in our existence, each moment. You're most welcome John.
Oh how I so love this short poem with deep thoughts...
I am at a point in my life where I want to go on for longer than is possible... but I do what I love and am joyful that I am well and healthy and most importantly happy.
Lisa, now in Spain


Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Lisa. It sounds as though you're doing very well. A lot of people can't say as much.
Lisasview

1 Year Ago

Yes, that is true…
We haven’t got long here. There is a huge amount of living to do. Each day brings opportunity. Great piece of brevity.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Chris. We must not let the world be the final judge of the meaning of our lives. Our own jud.. read more
This poem is brief like the days of man. It's Incisive like a surgical knife. It's amazing how so little can pass across such a great message. Reminds me of the shortest verse in the bible. JESUS WEPT.. It reminds one of the brevity of life and the most important thing of life which is to make maximum impact and then do one's utmost to be prepared for eternity. I love it

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks. The little epigram form allows you to say much in few words.
Such wonderful logic in your words my friend. I do believe. I have repeated many things. Willingly or not. Thank you for sharing the entertaining poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, C. I think we all do more than we are aware of.
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I agree my friend and you are welcome.
We all strive to do more
I just hope we get the time


Thanks loved this write really !

Posted 1 Year Ago


Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

1 Year Ago

Yes the insignificant acts
A man in a grocery shop paid fwd my bill
My bank didn’.. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

1 Year Ago

It was bread milk and a few bananas I told my partner
He said you should not of accepted read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

1 Year Ago

The act of him giving made him feel
Good
When we help others it does eh
So y.. read more
each flame reaches for the sky, something higher...some are snuffed out too early, some just don't reach high enough, some burn others with the tip of their nature, and some actually touch a cloud or two, searching.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


John the Baptist

1 Year Ago

Thanks, j. Few flames reach as high as they could, but that they were here means they were intended.

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I am a 78 year old retired human services worker. During my career I saw much human suffering. My writing is geared toward easing that suffering. more..

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