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 –Β sequestered spot.
It takes forever to see what we have got;
And that my friends is food for thought.

 

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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Thotpurge says:

    The forbidden fruit (in the image) sure is food for thought!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Thotpurge,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Mary says:

    Yes, sometimes life does indeed rewrite the plot; and hopefully that is for the best. Smiles.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    A beautiful platter of mono rhyme with much food for thought…lovely Sanaa…I specially like “Sometimes our life re-writes our plot;”….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. Jae Rose says:

    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..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  5. nuwan says:

    Very nice Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nuwan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. gillena says:

    gosh!! this is uncanny, we both zeroed in on some same words today, Enjoyed enjoyed yours

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  7. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I would hope that it takes much less than forever to see what we’ve got…but maybe not!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Mama Zen says:

    Nicely done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mama Zen,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  9. Jamztoma says:

    Hey Sanaa, that was wisdom speaking. You’re definitely a philosopher! enjoyed it. thanks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello James,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Alexa T says:

    So lovely said!!

    “Sometimes our life re-writes our plot;

    It takes forever to see what we have got;
    And that my friends is food for thought.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Alexa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Old Egg says:

    How often we ignore the beauty and happiness now in search for the impossible dream. Beautifully written Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. I love the progression of this, and your use of rhyme and slant rhyme. Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  13. therisa says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Therisa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Susan says:

    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. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

      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.

  15. Beautiful! I like the line “inept rhymes are roughly wrought” Truly food for thought!!

    Geetashree

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Geetashree,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Food for thought, indeed. Well said, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. Amit Agarwal says:

    Immaculate! Perfect!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Amit,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  18. Ankita says:

    That is indeed a point to ponder upon. Nice poem πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ankita,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  19. L. Moon says:

    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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  20. Grace says:

    I hope we will always appreciate our blessings instead of seeing what we don’t have ~ A good food for thought Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  21. kaykuala h says:

    Food for thought on the privileges that accrue to us. Many may just miss out on the blessings that come our way and whine to no end!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. Flexibility with the menu life hands us is key to happiness. Wonderful response to the wonderful prompt.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

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      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  23. Nicholas V. says:

    Food for thought indeed, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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