Live your life

Hands are shaking
words come slow

Hair is grey

I told you so

- she says, with such a rusty voice
know who you are and make your choice

of your life How you want to live 
let go of bad, good stuff: you give!
surf happy off, and screw them all 
cause only you can make the call  

she sighs. Her voice goes weaker now
I move much closer, voice so low

the fire in her eyes is barely there,
she smiles a bit as I pull her near

and hug her tight

one last time

her wisdom is with me, I know it by heart
to live and let go
to love and let go
to let go
and live 
my life 
live my life 


  1. This is so beautiful, poignant, and bittersweet. Brilliant!

  2. What a great post! And I love that last photo with the elderly lady walking...and the shadow is that of a young woman! My profile pic is to remind myself and others that how we view ourselves is so important! Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog post today, and please know that you are very welcome to come by anytime. It would be an honour to have you. I make one post per day. :)

  3. Such beautiful words. This advice needs to be given to everyone. It is the most logical thing, but we tend to forget. "To Live" that is what matters, however it is you define living.

  4. This poem is too beautiful and stunningly amazing. The ones we love stay with us forever and true, we should stop count numbers and enjoy every single moment.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and support dear friend Vishal:-)

  5. That's such a wonderful poem,Eli!
    "Knowing who we are and making a choice,cherishing every moment hearing the voice"
    good message...

  6. Dearest Eli,
    Yes, it is all about TRUE life and its VALUES!

    1. Dear Mariette, Thank you so much for your kind words. Hugs

  7. Sweet, sweet Eli. So beautiful and so true. You're the only one who can live your life. Go your own way and feel confident about your choices. Live your life. Every day. And thank you so very much my dear friend for your words on my blog. Words that means so much. Thank you.♥

    Take care.♥


    1. Oh, my dearest friend. Have been thinking about you so much. So happy to see you here. Lots of love your way. Here's to life - and love:-) Huuuuugs

  8. So much sense and so beautifully said too. For sure. .... Living your life is the most important thing.

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend Tulika:-)


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