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The Power of a Moment

on October 2, 2013

Holding someone close, striking out in anger, evoking a smile or turning a happy time into sadness all happen within a moment’s notice. Each happens only once. Sudden. Spontaneous. Often no time to think, no time to change. Cherish the moments. Be quick to smile, slow to anger.


Minute Odes Magically Embracing Newly Tendered Sentiments

A smile, a kiss
Little things, bliss

A nod, a hug
Anger under the rug

A slap, a pat
That’s it, that’s that

A laugh, a sigh
A good hearty cry

A touch, a feelin’
A rockin’, a reelin’

A frown, a tear
Sadness to disappear

A gift, something sought
Outloud, in thought

A giggle, a scream
Anything in between

In the morning, at night
Calm repose, deafening fright

A sight, a sound
Beauty all around

Within silence, amid song
Here to stay, not so long

A taste, a smell
Known all to well

A time, a date
Up early, out late

At work, at play
Any time of the day

In death, in life
Under calm, within strife

To live, to die
Without questioning Why?

©2013 catnipoflife©catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

“You can see and you can listen, but you have to have moments in which you feel.
~Mike Krzyzewski

9 responses to “The Power of a Moment

  1. Teepee12 says:

    Drop by some time. I miss you.

  2. So very true…you hit it right on…so beautiful and so precious. Life is short…we need to reach out and love….care….and tell them!

  3. utesmile says:

    this is brilliant, love it!

  4. lgyslaine says:

    Very good for me, i like 🙂

  5. Al says:

    This is fantastic, Sharla.

  6. well said sharla hope all is well. God bless.

  7. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Beautiful 🙂

  8. Micki Peluso says:

    Beautiful poem, adorable picture! You are so creative with matching your work with art.

  9. Raani York says:

    Oh Sharla! This is so amazing. It just made me smile when I saw that picture and read the poem. Beyond cute and a real “smiler” 🙂

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