The Most Wonderful Year Of My Life

Never before did I have the time,

To notice the beauty in front of me.

There’s a tang in the air that I never smelled before,

I think there is much I have missed.


I notice the air and the sunsets that fall,

I notice the rain on the window.

I see a smile on the face of a stranger,

I noticed the scowls as well.


The skin of my lover is fresher than dew,

It feels like satin or silk.

I hear sweet songs in the voice of the birds,

And the heady aroma of life.


But I spent my time in dogged pursuit,

Of that life that I seem to have missed.

So now is the time to do all that I can,

To live in the here and now.


The world is in focus with a brightness this day,

Why did I not see it before?

Now I will live each day as my last,

Knowing that soon it will be.

34 thoughts on “The Most Wonderful Year Of My Life

  1. Dale

    The important thing is that now you can. We always can but life gets in the way, doesn’t it? Only when we stop and force ourselves do we even when we are in the middle of it. There is so much to see, smell, taste, hear, touch…

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  2. Murphy’s Law

    This is so beautifully written and goes directly to the heart of the matter within all of us. When we stop chasing our “dream”, we’ll find it has been all around us all along. Unless we stop, take some deep breaths, and take it all in, we’ll have come face to face with our last day and missed it all. Hell of a way to spend Eternity!

    Thank you for sharing this with us. It’s very sobering!

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  3. bikerchick57

    It’s been a little easier to live life in the moment since being retired. I no longer wish for a certain kind of life, but rather I try to enjoy each day and moment as they pass. I don’t want to waste the rest of my life on unrealistic expectations. This is a lovely poem, Pam. It gets to the heart of living a happy life.

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