Poetry Friday ~ Live Your Best Life!

26 Jun


“…Lives of great men all remind us
   We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
   Footprints on the sands of time…”

It’s the fourth week of the month! Time for a theme prompt at Colleen’s 2020 Weekely Poetry ChallengePat R. from last month’s challenge picked the theme. The theme this week is the quote above taken from A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth.

Photograph by Damir Spanic

LIVE

Great men remind us

do what gives your life purpose

find your life’s passion

Our time on Earth is a gift

Live your life to the fullest

I believe I’ve found the work that gives my life purpose and passion. Writing has become part of what makes me who I am, and I eat, sleep and breathe stories. Seriously, I don’t know what my life would be like or how I would go on without writing.

That being said, I do enjoy other activities like reading, being out in nature, kayaking, drawing, photography, fashion, baking . . . I love spending time with my family and playing with my dog, Scribbles. I have an adventurous spirit and relish traveling to different parts of the world and learning about other cultures, meeting new people and trying things I’ve never tried before.

Photograph by Eirik Skarstein

Wishing everyone a fabulous day! Live your best life!

61 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Live Your Best Life!”

  1. olganm June 26, 2020 at 3:26 pm #

    It’s great to find your calling in life. Great poem. Thanks for sharing something so personal, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

      It sure is, my friend. Thank you! I’m happy you liked the poem. It’s always a pleasure sharing with my online family. ❤

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  2. John W. Howell June 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    Super post, Vashti. Have a great weekend.

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

      I’m so glad you think so, John. You have a great weekend too! ❤

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  3. denis levieux June 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on DENIS LEVIEUX PHOTOGRAPHE INFOGRAPHISTE.

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  4. Soooz June 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm #

    An outstanding take on the prompt, Vashti! Living life to the fullest is something we should all aspire to do. 😊

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 6:44 pm #

      You’re right, my friend❣️Thank you. Enjoy your weekend!

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      • Soooz June 26, 2020 at 7:46 pm #

        😊I plan on snuggling down under the warm blankets and reading this weekend. Bliss. I hope yours is awesome, Vashti! 🤗

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 9:24 pm #

      It does sound like bliss.😊💕

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author June 26, 2020 at 6:23 pm #

    I love, “Our time on earth is a gift!” So true, and how lucky to find our passion in writing. Thanks, Vashti and have a great weekend xo

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 6:51 pm #

      Hi, Denise! I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. We’re definitely two lucky gals. You have an awesome weekend too!🥰

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  6. specialk718 June 26, 2020 at 6:33 pm #

    I love your pictures and visuals xoxoxo

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  7. Miriam Hurdle June 26, 2020 at 9:21 pm #

    I love living the life to the fullest. We only have one life to live and should make it count. I enjoyed your poem, Vashti. I like the name of your dog! ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 26, 2020 at 9:27 pm #

      You’re right, my friend. I’m happy you liked the poem. I’ll let Scribbles know you like his name.😘 Have a delightful weekend❣️

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  8. yvettemcalleiro June 26, 2020 at 9:31 pm #

    Great poem! I love kayaking as well. If I’m out in nature, I’m happy. 😊

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:29 pm #

      Thank you, Yvette❣️Kayaking can be invigorating and peaceful at the same time. I love it. I feel the same way. Being out in nature makes me happy.😊💕

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  9. memadtwo June 26, 2020 at 10:02 pm #

    I like the joy you express! (K)

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

      Awww. Thank you, my friend❣️I can’t help it when I’m talking about the things I love.

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  10. Spot on Vashti.. finding that niche in life that makes you happy is fundamental…♥

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  11. Jill Weatherholt June 27, 2020 at 6:36 am #

    Great post, Vashti! Like Miriam, I love the name Scribble, too! Enjoy your weekend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:34 pm #

      Hi, Jill! Scribbles is going to be so happy when I tell him about all the compliments he’s gotten.😘 Thank you! Enjoy your weekend too❣️

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  12. Annette Rochelle Aben June 27, 2020 at 8:14 am #

    My life would be lesser, if not for having connected with you! Thank you for all the caring and sharing. I believe you were born a writer! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:38 pm #

      Annette! You made tears well up in my eyes! You’re such a sweet, kind soul. I’m blessed to know you, my friend.💞

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  13. karenringalls June 27, 2020 at 11:10 am #

    Vashti, I am glad you found your niche and purpose in life. I love your writing and look forward to all your future writing endeavors.

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

      That means so much coming from you, Karen. Thank you! I appreciate you.💖 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  14. balroop2013 June 27, 2020 at 12:02 pm #

    A great reminder Vashti.! Please check the name of the poem that you have quoted.

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

      Hi, Balroop! I made the correction. Thank you for looking out for me. I appreciate you.😙💕

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  15. Colleen M. Chesebro June 27, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    Fabulous Found Poetry, Vashti! I love this! ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm #

      Yay! I’m so happy you liked it, Sis! I wasn’t completely sure what I was doing.😅 I knew what message I wanted to get across, but I didn’t quite get the concept of “Found Poetry.” I’m ecstatic that I got it right.💗

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      • Colleen M. Chesebro June 27, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

        Sis, Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. Sue Vincent did an excellent version of a found poem, as well. You guys are the best!

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm #

      Awww! Thank you. ❤

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  16. jazzytower June 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

    Such a lovely response to the prompt 😊. Way to live life.. like it isn’t promised. And Scribbles, a great name for a dog!

    Pat

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    • Vashti Q June 27, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi, Pat! Thank you very much! I’m glad you like Scribbles’ name. He’s thrilled with all the compliments he’s getting. He’s such a sweet, smart and affectionate doggie. I love my little writing buddy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend❣️

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  17. Jan Sikes June 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

    I agree with you, Vashti! If I didn’t write, I don’t know what the heck I would do! 🙂 i love the poem. Have a great weekend!

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  18. merrildsmith June 28, 2020 at 9:30 am #

    It is wonderful to find your life’s calling!

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:21 pm #

      It does feel good. I wish everyone would find their life’s calling, the world would be a better place. 😀 xo

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  19. dgkaye June 28, 2020 at 6:36 pm #

    Gorgeous Vashti. Stay blessed. ❤

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  20. robbiesinspiration June 29, 2020 at 12:49 am #

    A lovely poem, Vashti. I have absolutely no poetic inspiration at the moment at all. It feels like all my creativity is going into my artwork right now.

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:25 pm #

      That’s okay, Robbie. I’m sure what you’re working on will be magnificent. I find it hard to work on several creative projects at the same time too. Thank you! ❤

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  21. watchingthedaisies June 29, 2020 at 6:31 am #

    A beautiful poem Vashti. May you continue to enjoy your Life purpose and passions…

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

      Thank you for the kind words, Brigid. I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. ❤

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  22. Natalie Ducey June 29, 2020 at 10:54 am #

    A lovely piece, Vashti. 🙂 I share your love for the outdoors. When I’m on the water, I feel whole and one with nature… tranquil and at peace. Wishing you a fabulous week ahead. Thanks for sharing. xo

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:37 pm #

      Hi, Natalie! I love the ocean and the beach too. Thank you! Enjoy the rest of the week, my friend! ❤

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  23. Marje @ Kyrosmagica July 1, 2020 at 3:52 am #

    I’m the same, found my calling in life. Taken me a while to get here Vashti… but glad I did. Lovely poem. And thanks for the promo for The Curse of Time yesterday on Insta stories. Appreciate it. ❤ x

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm #

      I’m happy for you, Marje. It’s a wonderful feeling. It’s always a pleasure to promote my friends’ work. Thank you! ❤ xo

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  24. D. Wallace Peach July 4, 2020 at 9:23 pm #

    A lovely, positive message, Vashti. And aside from the beautiful poem and your love of writing, it’s nice to hear about the other things in your life that bring you joy. ❤

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    • Vashti Q July 8, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

      Thank you so much, my friend. I appreciate you. Enjoy the rest of the week! ❤ xo

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