I’ve Planted Flowers Along the Way


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My path has varied from time to time,

The mountains chosen were hard to climb,,

There are tasks I wish I’d done,

And things I wish I’d left undone,

But there were flowers along the way,

And strings of lights as bright as day,

Within the poems I wish I’d said,

The secrets of journeys where my path led, 

 I didn’t go to many faraway lands,

And learn the languages to understand,

But hearts I’ve touched with silver words,

Encouraged the forlorn with things they heard,

There are flowers I’ve planted where I’ve stayed,

And lights that twinkle where I’ve strayed,

 I may have wandered far and wide,

Yet I’ve learned to take life in stride,

I’ve tried to help those I saw in need,

Gave them strength, from bondage freed,

 I’ve planted flowers along the way,

And fastened lights as bright as day,

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring,

Though a twisted past I wouldn’t change a thing,

If you touch others with your words,

Let it resonate with all you’ve heard.

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  1. Flowers give so much just by showing their colours and beauty… and planting them as we go along this path of life makes for a wonderful picture in the mind … Thank you Dan, for your uplifting poem…xPenx

    1. When I think of times I’ve done some good, it brightens my day. And I think you have made a difference. I see your compassion and tenderness in your stories and poems. So I salute you, Pen, for planting flowers along your path. They brighten the world for many people. Thanks also for your comments. Dan

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Thank you for checking out my poem and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Have a great day!

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. I try to remind poets and writers that their words are powerful and they never know the beauty they bring into the lives of others. Sam, that is something to remember. Your words touch others deeply.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  2. What a beautiful rhythmic song..
    I loved the brightly colored flowers image as well as the words.. Seemed like some flowing trans.. wonderfully expressed 🙂

    Love xox

    1. Thank you, Olivia. Your sweet words sing to my heart.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. I’ve visited 18 but I am trying to read several more and write a few poems.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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