What You Have Given

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special 108, Words by Francis of Assisi #3

[…] “Remember that when you leave this earth you can taken nothing of what you have received, but only what you have a given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage”. […]

Light in his eyes dims

Heart overflows, spills his love

Dad stays in us


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to What You Have Given

  1. EMESZee4137@aol.com says:



  2. yes.. and the older I get — the more I feel it..


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