Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ANOTHER LIFE




If ever I return 
after this life ends
may I be human again
May I have another chance
to laugh, to play
with animals, with flowers
relish all the hours
each and every sacred day
in an ordinary way.

If ever I return
may I dwell fully
in my spirit, my flesh 
that I may love you again,
May I See you 
in the human
that I am.

If ever I return
after this life is over
may I be the artful author
of the master poem
that defines me,
giving me honor
to be
divinely human
again.


(For Dverse poets where we're asked who we'd like to be, if we came back.)













  


14 comments:

  1. Sigh, such an evocative and beautifully written poem Myrna :D I too would like to come back as myself and gladly receive the chance to live and love once again :D Cheers :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. I think to be able to find yourself even better... and maybe we should never manage to write the perfect poem... maybe if we did our purpose would be done...

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  3. This is a refreshing and fresh poem, Myrna! I like the idea that it is really an honor to be 'divinely human." You almost make me want to come back. Smiles. (Though really I hope to move on...and up...smiles.)

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  4. Love the honesty and grace of your words ~ This is my favorite part Myrna:

    may I be the artful author
    of the master poem
    that defines me

    Thanks for joining us at D'verse ~

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  5. Sincerely said, Myrna. I like the ending when you mention being divinely human...lovely.

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  6. Such a lovely and sincere wish of if's. I think most of us writers would wish to write that perfect poem, but it seems here, the perfect poem is the better life we would live if given the chance. Thank you for joining us at dVerse!

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  7. I simply love this take, Myrna. To come back wiser, simpler...more quiet and reverent of those "ordinary things." Indeed.

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  8. Beautiful.
    I think I would like to be a tree...

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  9. "artful author
    of the master poem
    that defines me"

    I think somehow that would define me too - a big reason to be born again, to be able to write again. Thank you for joining my prompt. Sorry took me longer to get back to you.

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  10. This causes much emotion...it's prayerful and longing...this especially touches me:

    "f ever I return
    may I dwell fully
    in my spirit, my flesh
    that I may love you again,"

    Yes.

    Beautiful poem, Myrna.

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  11. This really defines the divine potential in being human. Beautifully expressed and balanced with if clauses.

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  12. SMiLes..
    like God
    'said'.. i'll
    come
    back
    creating
    Now juSt
    noW..:)

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