Sunday, August 10, 2014

No Guarantee ~

Capture life with nimble fingers 
put it in a gilded cage _
wait to hear the happy trilling 
coming from its private stage _

There will be no song, no singing 
'till the day you set it free _
You compose your own libretto 
life comes without a guarantee _
(a San Francisco picture)

64 comments:

  1. no there are few if any guarantees...and the more we hold onto life...the tighter our grip...the fast it seems to flow on through.....

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    1. Yes, Brian, there are no guarantees, that is why always embrace today as tomorrow is never promised.
      Thank you, always. for visiting and commenting.

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  2. Margie: I've started a new tradition when I stop by your wonderful blog site; I read your poem aloud, and this really is a great way for me to experience the message!

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    1. Hi Michael
      I am honored that you do that ... thank you so much.
      You made me smile ...

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  3. Beautiful! You capture such a wonderful life view with such nuanced words. I am moved by your thoughts! Lovely picture of you too. I think it's so darling that you share my art with your sweet Rose!

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    1. Lisa,
      Such a lovely comment from such a wonderful artist.
      Thanks dear lady ...

      And Rose does love your art, she especially loves the mermaids you paint.

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  4. Hi Margie! I so agree with your thoughts. As soon as you try to micromanage your life, you find you don't really have one anymore. Love the way you phrased it! And It's so good to be visiting again my friend :)
    Ceil

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    1. Dear Ceil
      Always a joy to have you visit.
      Your kind words are appreciated ... thank you....

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  5. Your words, your thoughts and lovely photos speak volumes, dear Margie...these words today are especially touching for me~

    Hugs, My talented Friend
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hi Jan
      How very kind you are.
      Thanks so much.

      I have you and your sister in my good thoughts and prayers.

      Hugs dear Jan
      xoxo

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  6. This lovely poem reminds me of the importance of staying in the moment without clinging. I especially like "There will be no song, no singing 'till the day you set it free."

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    1. Hello Judith
      So good to see you here and many thanks for the kind words.

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  7. Beautiful!! Love the message in the poem and the photo!

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  8. Once again Margie, you capture in poetic words what life is truly all about. xx

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    1. You are too kind.
      Thank you dear Bonnie ... xx

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  9. beautiful image, beautiful poetic expression, beautiful YOU

    love gail
    peace

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    1. Gail
      Your lovely comment brought a smile, many thanks.

      Love to you

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  10. Beautiful Margie And Yes! there is no guarantee in life so just live it to the fullest.
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan
      Thanks so much.
      Living each day to the fullest is a great motto for life ...

      Hugs

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  11. Beautiful and instructive poem, Margie. I have been over the bridge in the background today and yesterday. My guess is you are standing near the San Francisco Bay Trail, just west of St. Francis Yacht Club. Beautiful view and only about 60 degrees there when we left before noon.

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    1. Many thanks, Geo .
      That is exactly where I was, you know your landmarks , that is for sure.
      In do love San Fran....
      I hope to go back soon ...

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  12. Wonderful poem, Margie, and I love the image, too!

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  13. So true Margie. Perfectly said - :)

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  14. poem.... bitter/sweet.... but true.....

    tessa~

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    1. Hi Tessa
      Life can be that way, bitter sweet ...
      Always so nice to have you visit ... thank you ...

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  15. I love this,no birds should ever be held captive...i had a bird cage with the door open, just to make a statement, I will never ever hurt a bird, or animal of any kind, it tear my heart to pieces....moving and touching as always angel

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    1. Lorraine
      It made me happy that you felt my poem to be moving and touching ...
      Thanks so much . xo

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  16. HI Margie .. don't wait - enjoy now .. now is now and won't be in a moment ..

    Lovely poem and your photo .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      Moments pass 'in the blink of an eye' and then they are just a memory , I always try to make each moment a good memory ..

      Thank you for the kind words.
      They are appreciated ....

      Cheers ...

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  17. Oh yes...grasp the moment firmly...there will never be another quite like this present one...:)

    Big Hugs xxx

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    1. Ygraine
      How true that is... I am loving today and each moment (so far ,anyway )
      But in a little while I need to go weed the garden so that might change , nah, I will make that be 'a good time' LOL

      Big Hugs back xxx

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    1. Your kind words are much appreciated, thanks so much, Martha ...

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  19. Margie, this is lovely. Nicely done!

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    1. Many thanks, Daisy .
      So kind of you....

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  20. That's a beautiful poem, Margie, and I must say that that's also a beautiful scene.

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    1. Hi Lon
      Thank you for the lovely comment.
      I do appreciate it.

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  21. You're right, Margie. No guarantees. Though some would e nice, I suppose.

    Actually, on second thought, there are a couple of guarantees. Death, and taxes. Sigh!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Hello Rob-bear
      On the guarantees you mentioned ...sigh...
      Death is one sure thing that comes to all of us so let's be happy while we are here in this big, beautiful world.
      Taxes ... oh, yes, we must pay our taxes ... another sigh ...

      Blessings and hugs to you.
      Be well and take care ..

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  22. beautiful poem and beautiful picture Margie :-) and thanks for the comment on my blog while i was away :-)

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    1. Hi Athira
      So nice to have you back ...
      Thanks very much on the kind words ...

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  23. Hope you have a beautiful day Margie. Thank you for coming to Earth and being.
    Goodlife my friend.

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    1. Robert
      You are a dear person ... thank you so much ...

      Goodlife , my friend .

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  24. "When The Heart Speaks!" has been included in our Sites To See #386. Be assured that we hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/08/sites-to-see-386.html

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    1. Thanks Jerry
      That is kind of you to do so ...

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  25. Your words are a song, beautiful!

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    1. Many thanks, Shadow, for the visit and thoughtful words.

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  26. Bom dia.
    Nunca existem garantias ou dificilmente existem, a foto está linda.
    Dia feliz
    AG

    http://momentosagomes-ag.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Antonio
      The photo was taken in San Franciso , one of my favorite places to visit ... thank you for the kind words ...

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  27. oh angel thank God \i found you since i decided to delete google away went all my photos all my posts all my bookmarks \i decided i'd rather deal with them then lose you and all my friends \i was horrible yesterday i\ thought \i could never visit again it was horrible

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    1. Oh, Lorraine you poor dear ...
      You are having such a hard time with Google...
      I am sad for you ...

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  28. oh and you look beautiful i've been there, I love SanFrancisco

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    1. Lorraine
      Thanks dear ...
      I too love San Fran ....

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  29. so google didn't like it,neither did picasa but i went at the source and deleted them ok so ilost my most recent most i'll get them again and of course i have my writing blog and if they erase it....I don't think they will, they,'re not in computer anymore

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    1. Bad Google ... sorry Lorraine ...
      I love your writing blog and I love you ...

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  30. I love the way you expressed about the simple fact, life is fragile. Beautiful. Have a good evening :)

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  31. A potent reminder to not just live life, but live it well!

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    1. Hi Michael
      Thank you ... very much ... let;s do just that 'live life well'

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  32. Very true words! We have to live life! Every moment is precious!
    Love the photo!
    Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thanks dear Stacy ...
      I like the photo too as it brings back memories of a most joyful day

      Hugs xo

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker