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Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello To All Of My BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, FABULOUS Friends!!!!

Today, I'd like to share with all of you my favorite poem! I first ran across this little gem while attending a Creative Writing class circa my Freshman year of college!! From the very first read to every read there on after, it has never stopped leaving me completely mesmerized. I think all truly great writers tend to leave you feeling some sort of mess, some sort of emotion that is raw & real & bigger than yourself & Mary Oliver's works are no exception to that. When I leave this earth to meet my Savior & to be reunited with those I love, this poem will be incorporated into the celebration of my life because in my opinion it embarks the only way to truly live life, open minded & up for anything. I hope you all enjoy it & that it leaves you feeling some sort of mess too!! :) :) :)


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When Death Comes
By Mary Oliver

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;

when death comes
and takes all the bright coins from his purse
to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;

when death comes
like the measle-pox

when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.

When it's over, I want to say all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.

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Always keep your fiery, free, beautiful heart open to the possibilities that life has in store for you! Life is too short to waste time hesitating or second guessing, all we have is the now so grasp it & make the most of it. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, another day on this earth is not promised & there is no contract for us to sign that tells us when & where or humanly bodies will expire. Say the things you need to say to the people that need to hear them because no one ever gets tired of hearing 'I love you' or 'You matter' or 'You have changed my life.' Live with no regrets so you don't have to leave this earth with a suitcase full of them. Create a life you love to live because YOU deserve the MOST beautiful life imaginable!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes
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