Yes, I can still laugh
though pain sometimes
grinds me into the ground.
Yes, I can still celebrate
though tableaus of misery
everywhere abound. Yes, I can
still feel a rush of warm regard
though a winter of severity sometimes
threatens to freeze this heart.
But this life, oh this life, my friend!
To have lived, to have loved,
to have laughed and cried
copious tears of sorrow and joy!
Oh my! I salute
with wonder and awe,
© 2015 Dennis Ference
Oh, Dennis! Yes…this life. It is all you said and I am so grateful to be in it!!
Thank you again for my poem…you triggered a poem in me that came out instantly after I read yours. When I post it I will link it to yours if that is okay. Thank you dear friend ❤
Absolutely! Link away and be at peace! ~Dennis
Thanks my friend 🙂
Thanks for sharing the hope and warmth during our cold winter days 🙂 Inspiring poem!
That was sweet Kate. Thanks! ~Dennis
Well said, Dennis. Wherever you are, if it’s like wherever we are, it’s like nowhere we should ever be… 🙂 It’s like driving through a tunnel that doesn’t want to end. It was cool it when it started, but… what the hell, man!?! I am coming to understand what a Sisyphian winter is…
Don’t know where you are but I’m glad I’m not there. I’m in the Midwest. We’ve had some nasty weather but nothing like some other parts of the States. Sending warm thoughts your way. ~Dennis
Thanks, Dennis. I’m in New England. Apparently the 2nd and goal Super Bowl miracle involved some kind of payment plan or something… 🙂
Wonderful, and filled with excitement for life 🙂
this is a beautifully written work.
Love and Peace
Thank you, John. I feel fortunate to be able to share my passion for writing of life with other poets like you. Blessings! ~Dennis
Loved it… awesome… 😊😊😊
Much appreciated, Sanjay!
Beautiful words that touch the heart of our existence.
A wonderful piece! It is exactly this life☺
Thank you, Lauren!
What a joyful celebration in words of the fullness of life. Inspiring once again!
I appreciate your warm response. Blessings.
Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing
My pleasure and joy!