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Make your Soul Happy

We need more time - Make the best out of the time you have

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Comment from Sugarray77
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I really enjoyed reading this verse about the passing of time and how there are so many of life stages that we all go through before we finish. Very aptly written. So well done, good luck in the contest.

Melissa

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2021


reply by the author on 01-Dec-2021
    Thanks so much for your kind words and my five star rating and review;-)
Comment from Aprelle Johnson
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A poem about the happiness of those around you and yourself. I really enjoyed this poem and like all the great ones it made me think about my own happiness and emotions. the writing was also amazing!

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2021


reply by the author on 01-Dec-2021
    Wow thank you for the encouraging words and compliments!

    I appreciate my five star rating and review;-) May God bless you and your family;-)
Comment from Chrissy710
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Hi Melodie What a nice poem and like you 100 is my aim also (now 69) still working in nursing a couple of shifts a week might even get to 70 and then retire ha ha Try to keep pretty good health go to Gym also and do a pump class to keep my joints in good health Although the creeks settle in sometimes I try to ignore them Yes life hurries by and it seems impossible to stop it. So yes make the best of each day and enjoy friends and family
Good luck in the contest Cheers Christine

 Comment Written 30-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 30-Nov-2021
    Thank you Christine for your kind words and insight to my poem!

    I appreciate the five star rating and review! May God bless you and your family;-)
Comment from Earl Corp
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I agree with the message of your poem whole heartedly. Your poem rhymed, makes sense, and has a message I can get behind. Good luck in the contest. Stay safe and stay healthy.

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 30-Nov-2021
    Thank you for your kind words and I'm off tha chain happy with my 6 stars and my review!

    God bless you!
Comment from T B Botts
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Hello Melodie,
I'm just now getting around to reading this, but I see that you've hit on a popular subject. I like your view of life and wanting to have more time to enjoy it. I've reached an age where I don't know that I care to live a long, long time. Perhaps if my health were tip-top, but I guess I'm more of a pessimist. I've seen how life used to be, and if we lived in a time that was more like the sixties, I'd long for a longer life. As it is, though I'm not in any rush for the end, I suppose I could accept it when it comes. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings.
Tom

 Comment Written 28-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 30-Nov-2021
    Tom I understand add my health isn't tip top either but I guess I'm afraid to die which is why I want to live so long so I can have time to make peace with dying.

    Thank you for my 5 stars and review! May God bless you and your family;-)
Comment from Mary Kay Bonfante
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This is a beautiful poem, Melodie, encouraging people to make the most of their lives, and to be happy with their families and the people we love. Yes, why isn't there more time?
There will be plenty of time, in eternity. And so, we must live with eternity in view. There's a simple poem I remember:
"Only one life, will soon be past;
Only what's done for Christ will last."
And so we must live our lives in love and obedience to Christ, and store up our treasures in Heaven.
Your artwork is beautiful; it reminds me of a New Year's celebration. Yes, we should do what makes our souls happy, but as it says somewhere in the Bible (I'm not sure where), we should also "find out what pleases the Lord."
Those are the two greatest commandments; loving God completely, and our neighbor as ourselves. You have helping others well covered in your poem, and I love what you have in your Notes, about being grateful for every second we're alive! Yes, we need to remember that.
Thank you for sharing this lovely poem!

 Comment Written 12-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 12-Nov-2021
    Awwwww your kind compliments are so encouraging to me! I appreciate your detailed review it is so amazing;-)

    Thank you for the five star rating and review and may God bless you and your family;-)
reply by Mary Kay Bonfante on 14-Nov-2021
    You're very welcome, Melodie. I have the reference to that Bible verse (plus context):
    "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord."
    Ephesians 5:8‭-‬10 NIV
    I'm happy you enjoyed my review. Thank you for the blessings, my friend. May God bless you and your family, too!
    Love, Mary Kay xoxo
Comment from RPSaxena
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Hello Melodie Michelle,
Nice piece of poetry having impressive phraseology, smooth flow throughout from the beginning to the end with lovely rhyming scheme, and beautifully depicting that we can make our life ACTUALLY worth living only by giving our services to make others happy.
The last stanza is particularly noteworthy.
The presentation is unique!
BEST OF LUCK in the contest.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 12-Nov-2021
    Thank you for those amazing kind compliments! I appreciate your best wishes in the contest and the six stars are WONDERFUL!
    Many blessings to you and your family;-)
reply by RPSaxena on 14-Nov-2021
    Melodie Michelle, Most Welcome!
    With best wishes,
    ~ RP
Comment from godlucifer
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you are right i wish i had more time. my mom is 88 yrs old and she had two strokes a few months back. now she can't walk by herself anymore and the right side of her arm is paralyze. maybe i should be glad that she's still here at the present moment.

truly
godlucifer

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 12-Nov-2021
    God bless you and your mom, I will be praying for you both my friend!

    Thank you for the five star rating and review! May God bless you and your family;-)
Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Both poignant and uplifting. Plain words, powerfully spoken. Sounds like a plan! With your attitude, I think you underestimate your lifespan. I'll bet on 106, minimum.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2021
    Oh wouldn't that be totally awesome to live to be 106! I appreciate your kind compliments, they are so welcomed;-)

    Thanks for the five star rating and review and may God bless you and your family;-)
Comment from victor 66
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I suspect we would all like more time. All I can tell you is my philosophy of life. " make the decision, live with it, and then be quiet about it." Whatever my successes and whatever my failures, they were my decisions. Going to Vietnam in February of 1967, I never thought I'd live to see the age of 20. I'm going to be 75 on June 2. I am amazed that I have been given so much time. Your poem speaks the truth for most people, but perhaps not for all. Best wishes.

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2021


reply by the author on 11-Nov-2021
    Thank you for your five star rating and review and many blessings to you and your family;-)
reply by victor 66 on 13-Nov-2021
    You are most welcome, Melodie.