Eyes Ahead

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #221 – “And I Quote” – Installment #3
Words to live by: 

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“We are all about words. Happy, sad, funny or absurd, every word is used with aplomb.

But, JFK spoke of words by which to live. Is there a phrase or comment that you might consider words to live by? They do not need to be by anyone famous. Something a parent, teacher, a friend or even a stranger you overhear that had said something so profound that it made you think they could change your very life. We are looking for direction beyond the ends of our noses. Do you suppose you can write this thought? Maybe you will be the one to influence another. Give it your best effort, and we’ll try to live by it.”

“Nobody gets to live life backward.
Look ahead, that is where our
future lies” ~ Ann Landers

If I constantly look
behind me, I will dwell
in the past. There were
times of joy, sadness,
and fright. I try
not to focus on times gone by,
for old joys are gone, along
with sadness, and fright. I wish
to create new memories,
and live them, revel in them
as they happen. See yourself
in tomorrow.


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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