Today's a Gift, That's Why It's Called The "Present"!

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  • viejay04
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Something to think about....=)

Today's a Gift, That's Why It's Called The "Present"!

“Today is a gift that’s why it’s called the “PRESENT”. 

I’ve heard this phrase a lot of times,
but never did I really take it to heart
…not until now.


Who would’ve had time to appreciate
these nine words,
one simple and short sentence
when all of us are busy with our daily lives?


Why would a student mind this phrase
when she’s stressed with term papers and exams?


How could a single mom give time to such a thing
when work, children and responsibilities overwhelm her?


A workaholic is too busy
to even spend a time pondering on this.


We cannot expect a broken hearted person
to appreciate the beauty of it.


The people who are in dept because of unemployment
will just be more depressed upon hearing it.


Poor people who are starving
and no place to live in will take it as a joke.


Angry people will never swallow it.


Even the happy people
will never give value to this
because they’re too busy planning
of other happy things to do with their time.


Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.


If people could only give value
to such a simple yet meaningful phrase,
this world will be truly such a wonderful place to live in


…or am I just kidding myself?


But hey, if both of your parents are still alive today…


OR


You are healthy so as each and every member of your household…


OR


You are breathing and alive…


OR


You do or do not have work,
but you have people who love you
for whom and for what you are and not for what you have…


OR


Friends are still part of your life…


OR


You’re in school and can afford to do so…


AND


the like…


Then isn’t it today is a present indeed??


So I wonder…


who could really give time to ponder on this?

............. 

I hope everyone will.

 

…and may it start with you if you’re reading this.

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redsalive commented on Today's a Gift, That's Why It's Called The "Present"!

12-06-2013

absolutly outstanding....... To leave one in a deep thought is a gift (present) so you spoke the gift of life......... I loved it and thank you for it...... redbloodink....... P. S. I am also I randomly read peoples work......

dahlusion commented on Today's a Gift, That's Why It's Called The "Present"!

03-24-2010

Absolutely beautiful in all of its poetic message, metering, and delivery. Bravo!!

viejay04

03/24/2010

thanks, dah! =)

BikemanRJ commented on Today's a Gift, That's Why It's Called The "Present"!

03-24-2010

Very well written and beautiful indeed I love the way you have presented this "Tsk Tsk Tsk" and the beginning phrases "And Or." Thank you for telling me today is a present. I am getting ready to travel to my parents house to spend the day with them. Yes today is another present. Oh and by the way your not kidding yourself. God Bless Bikeman

viejay04

03/24/2010

That's good to know! Be safe and I hope you'll have a lot of fun with them! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for the beautiful words! God bless and take care!

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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