Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~


Friday, June 4, 2010

Poetic Judgment

     "Choosing" by George Frederick Watts (1817-1904)

She should have,
She ought have,
She must have,
But she didn't.

Didn't feel the bond, didn't feel the love
Didn't care to stay, didn't want to care.
Once  the lightness was felt, the emptyness revealed,
the freedom from the burden, the release from the obligation,
There was no turning back.

Life awaited, youth beckoned, and new opportunities, rose into view.
Few can refuse to live life unfettered,
When hope and youth cling weakly on a battered thread,
Tossed about by the relentless wind.

No questions asked,
No questions remain,
No judgement for choices,
No rancor for pain.

Life goes on, without missing a beat.
The world still revolves, the tides still come ashore.
All measured in years, or measured in tears,
The worth of a life, whether cherished or not.


Tufa Girl said...

And yet still a loss.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Bob Mrotek said...

...and the sun will always come up tomorrow.

YayaOrchid said...

Tufa, thank you! Doing ok. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Bob, sure is nice to hear from you again. Wishing you the best always!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Idalia,

Happy week to you my friend.:o)



Tracy said...

Hello, YaYa! These words are so powerful. They strike a chord just now... all about life does, as my father hasn't been well. I hope all is well with you... I am celebrating 4 years of blogging with a little giveaway... stop by if you can. :o)

Georgina said...

I read the Spanish translation and I guess I missed something..I'm such a pocha. Anyway, love the poem and how very sad.


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