we must keep living

we must keep living

A Poem by KWP

memories will fade 

replaced with bright shiny and new

still we must keep living


there was a time when 

nothing else mattered 

a time when life seemed a little easier 

each breath hope filled 

conversations layered in joy,  

plans for the future were just that - plans 


merriment and shared times

adventure and love 

taking on the invincible 

we could do it all 

we would have it all


then, we looked the other way  

oooh - a new kind of sparkle 

delivered with excitement anew 

new plans for the future were made 


breath became laborious 

conversations waned

heart sank into dark suffocation 

still we must keep living 

© 2021 KWP


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'.. merriment and shared times -adventure and love - taking on the invincible - we could do it all - we would have it all .. '

You posted these words on my birthday! Had I not been busy opening cards and sipping too much coffee, I'd have read the above and learned how to .. accept that all the wonderful things life brings comes and goes like tidal movements, leaving their memories on shifting sands, That said, dear you of words memorable, often wave a bright, defiant flag - gee-ing up sinking hopes and miserable faces. So, better late than never, am off away to obey your finely written thoughts and holding onto them.. as should. Take care, keep safe, as ever always, dear E!" '

Posted 1 Month Ago


Good memories are a blessing. It's the bad ones we try to forget. We can, after all, only live for the day.
Nicely penned.

Posted 2 Months Ago


This sounds remorseful but aren't new plans also exciting? It is the living, breathing life that is not preordained. I do like this poem as it is a reminder to seize what we want

Posted 2 Months Ago


Sintha

2 Months Ago

new plans are exciting
Sometimes when we are too fond of the memories but we can't turn back.. read more
There is no going back. When things don't go to plan, we still have to work our way through the pain before we come out the other side. That's life, a journey which has its ups and its downs. Life has always been a bit of a roller-coaster, well for me it has. We have to make the most of it.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Hey Chris !!! Nice to see you here - your words ring true .... have a great day X
Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

You have a great day too. Hang in there x
When breath becomes laborious I always think of this quote.... Pride gets you up the hill - by Command Sergeant Major Clifford West

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

:D thanks - pride or perhaps just the resilience of life
DDav

3 Months Ago

It's the same thing I think
Hello, KWP! :)
This was an interesting read. It brought to mind the exuberance of youth, then crushed it. Haha
Our choices shape our lives, and as long as we live we can keep making choices. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Thanks so much for stopping by - sorry for crushing the youth - ouch !!!
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Gee
The best laid plans...I was never a planner, always realistic, new, know that nothing could be gained without grafting and hopefully the rewards of that would lead to more than I had and enough so that my daughter wouldn't have to struggle as I had, and to be fair it ain't worked out to bad.
Saying that, last week I cradled my 15 1/2 year old spaniel ( a 5th Xmas present for my now 20 year old daughter)as he was put to sleep, old age and illness, and on the same day one of our best friends called to say her breast cancer had returned and had spread to her liver.
Can be a rollercoaster ride this life we navigate.
Hope you are well m'dear

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Oh I am sorry to hear about your friend and your Cocker. I was just looking at his picture the other.. read more
Gee

3 Months Ago

You always have my best wishes m'dear and here's hoping you nowt but success :)
I was born in 1950...I see me reflected in this piece. The hopes and dreams way back when, way back then...and what they became as the world changed so drastically.
Memories are good but sad that they are just memories now.
I long for the simpler times again...
But I know those will never come back....they are just photos in an album gathering drops of tears.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

It's a hard realisation.
It sounds as though eyes are looking backward with some regret. Big plans were once made, but evidently they did not come to fruition. The last verse has a bitter sound to it, but the last line reflects determination. Which is certainly better than despair.

Posted 3 Months Ago


the second paragraph reminds me so much of my high school days. Life was so easy then. Eat, sleep, play, learn, and love. Very nice poem and heartfelt as well. Thank you, KWP, for sharing your work.

Posted 3 Months Ago



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