Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Runaway



It is not the moments of which have been lived,
but the moments that have been taken
It is not the love you so delicately embrace,
but the love that did not stay
It is not the memories cherished,
but the memories that never happened
It is not the truths you innocently told,
but the secrets you did not say
It is not the love you so freely give,
but the love you have not captured
It is not the lives of which you have touched,
but the lives standing alone each day
It is not the warmth of a sheltering home,
but the cold abandoned houses unadorned
It is not the triumphs so bravely taken,
but the times half-heartedly portrayed
It is not the choices easily made,
but the ones that are most difficult
It is not the decisions of yesterday,
but the actions of today
It is not the child smiling up at you,
but the one that went astray.







48 comments:

  1. This hurts ... yet, and that's why.. so true.. Wise words in wonderful poem
    Hug!
    ;)

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  2. Its so true. This one is awesome!!!

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  3. Fabulously Awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by Elana's blog today and reading my interview!

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  4. At the end of life it is not about you have done it is about the regrets of what we haven't done.....love your poem....:-) Hugs

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  5. Just knowing the one that went astray is a gift... I mean we know the 99 that we hang with... but that one...
    thanks Kay!

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  6. Sad but true!
    Wonderful writing, kay!

    Margie :)

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  7. This makes me want to think about things....

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  8. A beautiful poem about such sad reality. And it's all around us, too. Happening, every day, way too much...

    Nevine

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  9. Sad but beautiful. I loved those comparisons

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  10. Ok, let me try again. I commented earlier but Blogger said they could not process my request. Maybe that was "the comment that got away." LOL. I won't be pining for it. I only talk rot all day anyway.

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  11. Awesome. Its so true. Inspires me to religiously follow your blog. :)

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  12. sad..touching runaway........but at same time awesum :)

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  13. so beautiful poem...touching.

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  14. Frick Kay...such insight! I'll be haunted by this for awhile.

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  15. It is not that I am up so late, and receive only 5 hours' sleep,
    but the fact that I LOVE to read and comment as many blogs as there ARE.

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  16. insightful words kay, and most true.

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  17. Beautiful, but sad and painful.
    Kay, want to wish you calm and joyful days. Hugs across the pond. Love, Paula xxx

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  18. A very powerful piece! Regret is terrible - unless we can find a way to learn from it or turn it around. And it's the difficult times that provide us with the most opportunity to learn and grow.

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  19. wow!! Very touching .
    loved the lines...

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  20. Powerful words, lovely sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. thank you for you to make me learn more,thank you∩0∩ ........................................

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  22. Very beautifully expressed. Thank you.

    PG

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  23. I try to put your poem in a ministry context. Some are difficult to, some are easy to. This one was easy to image in a ministry situation. We can never really relax, can we? No matter how many we have helped, there is still the one. That's what Jesus said - "A shepherd left the 99 to look for the one." This is my favorite poem of yours. Great job.

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  24. Beautifully written. Makes me think of the struggles I so desperately want to run away from which are necessary for my growth. Takes all my strength to keep it together!

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  25. Hey Kay,

    I hope that you are fine. I am back from the world of studying to the world of blogging. If you don't mind I would like to choose a poem to post it on my blog for the month of April.

    Take care

    Khaled

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  26. Hi Kay, havent seen you posting. Hope you are doing fine. Hugs

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  27. Loved this. Sad but true. Beautiful picture too. Well done, Kay. Hugs/ Jo.

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  28. Hi Kay...
    All these phrases put their long-nailed fingers where its so touchy....

    mwaaah!!
    Col.

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  29. Love what you do Kay hope all's well
    :)

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  30. Sad but beautifully written, Kay. My heart goes out for such children!

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  31. What a thought provoking poem, bravissima, Kay!
    Those black holes in our lives that keep us up at night.

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  32. Touching & beautiful words...

    hellloooo Kay!
    Hope you are well darling!
    just a little concerned~
    Take care okie*

    hugs

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  33. Hey Beautiful Kay.....
    This is absolutely a stunning piece of writing. Come back soon.

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