this is one of a set i had written for some friends
For Elle


"Remember this- that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life"- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up"- Anne Lamott

"Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine"- Thomas Jefferson

If we are all pieces of wood
in a stack of firewood,
for people to retrieve and ameliorate,
those at the bottom stand just as tall as the top,
And we will all turn to ash eventually.

If we are all flowers in a garden bed,
The bees choose only the most colourful,
And use their seed to make the honey of growth,
Sweet and sugary,
The syrup of the dawn

If we are balloons, pumped full of air,
Tied to a string and held,
Or set loose to float on the wind,
We will float to the sun
And pop, remembering those who matter.

If we are writers spinning words like cotton,
Playing with language like dice,
Promoting idealistic views laced with reality,
We will educate the word-poor
And encourage the beauty.

Yet we are floaters,
Lifted by air currents
and travelling to the moon,
Puffed up by the winds of time,
Supported by the scaffold of dreams

Aim and you will jump high,
Sing and glass will strengthen, not shatter.
What we are not now, we never will be.
We cannot rectify our indiscretions,
But we can make the next part better.

Offer not what you think you can give,
But give what you think you don't have.
Take notice of those less worthy than you,
Remember those you leave behind
Beware and be aware.

Pass the ball and then kick it through the roof.

Poetry by Caila Ihle
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Written on 2006-12-13 at 01:28

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Just like Pele!!!

Beautiful, whimsical, and lovely imagery! BRAVO!