GRATUITOUS  GRATUITIES

GRATUITOUS GRATUITIES

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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Traveling at the speed of life!

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GRATUITOUS GRATUITIES

If only one more day had I
To live before I laid to die,
I'd slow my pace a bit.
There'd be a time to laugh and cry,
But never time to wonder why
It was a sin to sit.

Gratuitous gratuities
And mutual annuities
Are taking up my space.
With every ambiguity
I'm offered no immunity
From reckless speed and haste!

I see the sun now sinking fast
Before my time is here at last,
I roll the weighted dice.
No crystal ball reveals the past
And life's too short to be downcast...
It does not happen twice!
~~~

© 2021 Miss Sharon


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Hi Sharon, it looks like someone is always rushing. Look how much of life will be missed. It seems like so many people are in a hurry these days, they miss out on the important things of life. Your meaning in this wonderful poem is deep. Another song full of inner meaning. I will always take things at an easy pace. I don't want to miss out on too much. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs always....Mike.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

You got it to a T my friend! Thanks for your lovely perceptive review. ~Sharon
shadrach hah

1 Month Ago

Hi Sharon, loved the content. I have started to slow down now and am noticing more of life. Have a w.. read more



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Hi Sharon, it looks like someone is always rushing. Look how much of life will be missed. It seems like so many people are in a hurry these days, they miss out on the important things of life. Your meaning in this wonderful poem is deep. Another song full of inner meaning. I will always take things at an easy pace. I don't want to miss out on too much. Have a wonderful evening. Hugs always....Mike.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

You got it to a T my friend! Thanks for your lovely perceptive review. ~Sharon
shadrach hah

1 Month Ago

Hi Sharon, loved the content. I have started to slow down now and am noticing more of life. Have a w.. read more
What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. How I loved that poem as a child and still do. There is a strong message there. Speed can be an enemy. Really enjoyable and meaningful write Sharon. Well done.

Chris



Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

You are so kind! Thanks for a beautiful review. ~Sharon
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Gee
How true the last verse, one day you are a child and then you wake up having raced through 50, 60, 70 years of life.
Not many oh us live a life "fully" methinks.
Got me thinkin' Sharon. Enjoyed the read.
Hope you are well


Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Months Ago

Ahhhhhhhhh! Thanks so much for your beautiful and kind review my dear. ~Sharon
It reminds me of a psalm that instructs us to "be still". Yes, we're told to accomplish and think it a sin to sit. But being still is good.

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Miss Sharon

2 Months Ago

You get my point to a T my friend! Thanks for your kind review. ~Sharon
Shelley Warner

2 Months Ago

You're very welcome
Love your interesting rhyme pattern, well-done. I am living most of your prescription, especially the part about not wondering why. It's a waste of old age & many engage in it. Let's seize every moment we've got & (((HUG))) the living daylights out of it! *smile*

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Months Ago

Love your review my dear! Thanks so much. ~Sharon
This person needs to slow down before she has a heart attack.... people who rush their lives to get everything done in a hurry really lose out on much of what life has to offer. There is definitely a lesson to be learned here, and I love how your words are so meaningful and clever.
Best, B

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Months Ago

My point to a T! Thanks so much my dear. ~Sharon
Betty Hermelee

3 Months Ago

You’re very welcome!😊
A lot of insight here, and nicely rhymed. Those who spend their lives dashing hither and thither will one day come to wonder why they have missed so much.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Miss Sharon

3 Months Ago

Thanks ever so much for your kind review! ~Sharon
Very wise words to live by Sharon. I feel many fail to understand just how fleeting life is. Everything pases by in a blink of an eye. Thank you for sharing your poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

3 Months Ago

Thanks so much my friend for your kind review! I appreciate you. ~Sharon

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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