Food for thought

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We often forget the things we have got;
Dispense the lore which we were taught.
We’re conscious of doing what we ought;
And yet we marvel at those who sought.

Often we whine about things we’ve lost;
Perhaps because of the ways we fought.
Some say it’s cheating if we get caught;
Cause inept rhymes are roughly wrought.

Sometimes our life re-writes our plot;
Come out from hiding – sequestered spot.
It takes forever to see what we have got;
And that my friends is food for thought.


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46 Replies to “Food for thought”

  1. The last verse is the cherry on the cake of this delicious poem..yes it’s easier to look back and be bitter..learning to see the sweetness of now and what we have is a skill and a gift..

  2. Thank you, Sanaa, for posting such, an elegant poem, which I find myself, having to remind myself this, on a daily basis, as I walk my journey of healing, in regards, to my memories of abuse and the struggle with my health, both mentally and physically. Thank you, for sharing this reminder that life is fluid, like a river, as it carves its way, toward the sea. Merci.

  3. There’s much food for thought here about what we own or lost or know or forgot, whether things go as planned or not. Having food for thought often prevents me whining altogether. Your rhyming is clever, Sanaa, though I am not sure I’ve caught the full sense of the poem.

    1. Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂

      PS: I meant to say that we spend all our time whining instead of appreciating what we have. For me that’s food for thought.

  4. Hmm much food for thought in this verse Sanaa.
    Somehow it seems that we must go back to the start to find our way.
    Hope you are having a great year so far.

    Much love
    La luna

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