Today is a Day for Living

Today is a Day for Living

A Chapter by Marie Anzalone
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for KC on her birthday

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Today is a Day for Living
for Kristina, 10/8/09

I awaken with the light of morning gold at my window;
   sweet dreams interrupted when I turn to face,
         my own heart, breaking-
Yet with smile upon my fabulous lips, I rise, thanks for the giving
            draw a deep breath and pray for strength, for today-
Today is a day for Living.

There will be trials awaiting, surely…
      toil and strife, earthly demands and concerns always on my splendid spirit
            my connected heart, it is aching-
Around me, in various ways, my world crumbles, both Loves and Lives are dying
        I honor my losses and let them have their say, for today-
Today is a day for Crying.

I am certain I will encounter my own strong voice this given trembling day;
    too long silent, needy, undeserving have I waited'
            my tender heart, forsaken-
I walk today with determined stride, courage mustered, sabres shined and rattling
              head held high, my words thundering, for today-
Today is a day for Battling.

I will laugh today, crystal chimes and rolling bass, resonating from my belly to the hills;
     my fertility goddess hips will partake in spiritual, genderless mirth;
            my joyous heart, rebirthed
Delighting in awareness of sublimely ridiculous twisted thoughts for later voicing,
     and standing in awe of that which I am nurtured by, for today-
Today is a day for Rejoicing.

I will take stock of my microcosm today, and settle my numerous scores;
   future plans will blossom in my awakened mind,
          my heart full to bursting
I will let go what serves me not, and reconcile with those that need forgiving
    I will make my life adventure, do what I too long have feared, for today-
Today is a day for Living.

 



© 2012 Marie Anzalone


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Marie Anzalone
for a friend on her birthday

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Beautiful gift :-) .... your words are always so deep , make me feel i am reading something that is more than just a simple poem , something that came from inside, deep feelings ... you write about a friend, but my feeling you write about you too, you try to tell her, what that day will be for her but on the other hand, you hope her experience will be better than yours, with small hints , only you can understand. Last stanza was the most beautiful because I felt hope ... much hope /// Yossi

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wow incorporating so many stages of life in a piece and telling an individual tale in each paragraph...truly magnificent. what a beautiful gift!!!!

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Beautiful gift :-) .... your words are always so deep , make me feel i am reading something that is more than just a simple poem , something that came from inside, deep feelings ... you write about a friend, but my feeling you write about you too, you try to tell her, what that day will be for her but on the other hand, you hope her experience will be better than yours, with small hints , only you can understand. Last stanza was the most beautiful because I felt hope ... much hope /// Yossi

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Beautiful poem ... life is a treasure that so easy to lose ...
Greetings Jola

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What a wonderful celebration of the passing of time and affirmation of new possibilities and opportunities beyond the times of sadness and loss...an assurance that life is always for living...

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Thank you

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This is a spectacularly beautiful piece for an obviously extrordinary woman. It brought tears to my eyes and I, too, hope she has a wonderful birthday.

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Well I can not think of a finer gift to have recieved. This is exactly why I think you are a spectacular writer. You have managed to embrace and include "Living" in this piece with such a message of hope.. Truly a flawless write. She is exceedingly fortunate to have this as a gift. tell her Happy Birthday!!
Lynne

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I like the soft rhyme and flow of this piece. You speak with determination and courage, and above all words of wisdom. Very nicely written.

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Tender, gentle, wise advice for a young woman on the verge of independence, from a young woman whose tortuous life-path has taught her to value every day, every hour, and indeed, every experience, even the painful ones, as all may be profited from. Thank you.

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