Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eileen Martinez


Life is what it’s meant to be I say,

We emerge from the womb of our dear mothers

Put out and tested in this world of dreams

To make our way and try to survive the realities of what we awake to each day

Trying to catch a glimpse of the sunrises, the sunsets and all the creations that were made for us to value

Do we value them, do we value ourselves I say,

We make up our lives as we go along and we are to blame for whatever we encounter

There are no promises of the day, of tomorrow, of the future

Cherish and value what is present and offered to you

And abolish all things unnecessary and enjoy the gift of your life.

1 comment:

  1. A very valuable poem. In terms of critique, I wonder if you need the phrase "I say" in the poem at all; I think it actually distracts from the message delivery. Also I'd recommend busting the cliche "world of dreams" by changing it to "dream world"; which I believe will give you a splendid double meaning.