Personal Wealth

Personal Wealth

What finer things in life could there be
Than to love, laugh, hope and be happy?
Let us have patience, to wait for all good things,
Time to enjoy the song the robin sings.
Let us know the peace of freeing from the past,
And remember that the beauty of love will last.
May we discern that loving does not make us weak,
And simpler truths wait for those who seek.
To taste the sweetness of falling rain,
To welcome growth from experiencing pain,
And to know we’ve given all we can
Far exceeds the wallet of the richest man.
One holds honesty in the palm of his hand,
Ready to radiate like sun glistening on sand.
When our taking is outweighed by our deeds,
When we care to respond to another’s needs,
When we understand that people are deeper than skin,
When we have wisdom to know those who lose also win,
And when we know in our hearts that hope exists in all we believe;
Then, and only then, is there nothing greater we can achieve.
A rich soul knows a hard day’s work is comfort earned,
And failures are nothing more than lessons learned.
If we have diligence to climb when life appears steep,
Show affection and compassion for those who weep,
Find happiness in smelling lilacs and holding babies,
And trust enough to reach beyond the maybes,
We are living among god’s most wondrous treasures.
These are all ours, free and simple pleasures.
If we look for kindness beyond a scorned man’s heart,
And hold him, comfort him, help him make a start,
We might feel the gentleness beneath his hurried touch.
Our encouragement and understanding is valued much.
The words we speak can break or mend;
We must be careful with messages we send.
We have the ability to heal one’s soul,
To love and humor him, make him whole.
We should live each day with gratitude,
And give with an unselfish attitude.
These make us richer than all earthly means,
More than we could imagine in our dreams.
Drinking trust from a newborn’s fist,
Finding love wrapped in a small child’s gift,
Seeing hope that brightens a stranger’s eyes,
Watching a fledgling take off when it tries,
And having faith in what we cannot see
All make us and shape us into the best we can be.
Having the strength to love and to trust
Gives us character of integrity and just.
These things make us richer than any millionaire,
As long as we take our lives and live them fair.
However, love is the greatest wealth of all;
It has the power to ascend the implausible wall.

                                                                                                                                                                                       Originally written June 26, 2002

38 thoughts on “Personal Wealth

  1. Let us have patience, to wait for all good things,
    Time to enjoy the song the robin sings.

    love your lines,
    suzi,
    you did amazing job thinking about how to be happy!
    you are happy,
    you deserve happiness!
    cheers,
    😉

  2. And having faith in what we cannot see
    All make us and shape us into the best we can be.
    Having the strength to love and to trust
    Gives us character of integrity and just.

    you did a perfect job,
    be proud of yourself,
    best!
    😉

    • Thank you Jingle. I am out of town right now and using the ancient slow dial up internet, so I will catch up on reading all of your blogs on Sunday night. Have a great weekend.

  3. “To taste the sweetness from the falling rain
    To welcome growth from experiencing pain” Very profound insighfull and wise to recognize there’s victory in defeat if we have learned something.
    “If we show dilligence to climb when life appears steep
    Show affection and compassion for those who weep”
    Getting past fear and doubt and beyond ourselves.
    I think theres not much to be added except that this is exceptional. There are only a few writers that are consistently good and whose works have a depth that merit pause, I am happy to count you anongst them. Keep it coming

  4. Wow! Did you write this?? It’s wonderful – I absolutely love it! This part hit a chord with me: “To welcome growth from experiencing pain” – it’s something I’m working on! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.

    • Yes, I actually wrote this eight years ago after getting through a hard time of depression and going off antidepressants…after I found a new perception on t which totally impacted my life profoundly.

      • It was wonderful – good for you for finding a way through the sadness. It sort of reminds me of this quote which I may not have totally right – Something like: “You can change your whole life, simply by changing your viewpoint of the world around you.”

        We are what we think about all day long, after all…

  5. Bellissima, SC!

    Every word of this poem touched a cord in me.

    And you summed it all up perfectly….

    “However, love is the greatest wealth of all; It has the power to ascend the implausible wall.”

    Amen!

    X

  6. Arguably your finest poem to date. What really makes this great, aside from how beautifully it is written, is that you really believe, and live, everything you have said. Remarkably beautiful. Going on the fridge!

  7. Can we have you published? This is so raw, vulnerable and full of emotion. I absolutely think this is the best by far. I can see right into your heart! I feel a connection to you through your words…and that is a gift my friend!

  8. Wow. That’s all I have to say. Just wow.
    This was amazing Suzi. I know what goes into crafting a poem and this was excellent. Nice flow and rhythm, but wonderful use of words. And full of beautiful lines. I’m seriously impressed.

    ♥Spot

  9. This is stunning Suzicate! You have such a gift with words. I am really in awe of your writing skills. You can take it from funny and clever right up to powerful and everyplace in between. Really nice job!

  10. Excellent poetic stream. Enjoyed it very much. Interesting the poem was written back in 2002. Thanks for posting it 🙂

    • Yes, I wrote this poem eight years ago (long before I had a blog!) and I decided to pull it through my files to share. I feel as strongly about those words tdoay as the day I wrote them…I just need to recall them every now and then.

  11. So very beautiful! Everything you say is true. You have a real gift and talent with your poetry. Have you been published? If not..then you should. this is one of the finest things I have read of yours so far. I look forward to more. Thanks for sharing.

    • Years ago, I published a few poems in some anthologies…small time. Haven’t sent anything out for publicatin in at least twelve years. The art of writing is much more important to me than actual publication. And I’m lazy!

  12. Reflective, powerful, endearing….great grace, hope, and life lessons beam out to reach the softest places of our hearts.

    Wonderful! Thank you for posting. I really needed that.

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