Life’s Real Treasures

We seek happiness
In the luxury that we see
When eternal contentment
Is a treasure so free

A venture in the woods
A walk by the beach
Pristine Mother Nature
With so much to teach

We can rush to the finish line
To claim that we’ve won
Or stop to smell the flowers
Before the journey is done

We can chase the big things
While life passes by
Or resurrect our childhood
Enough to lift us up high

We can seek happiness without
And get lost in ‘things’
Or stop for a deep breath
Realising it’s all within

We can bleat at life
And fall deep into its pit
Or watch the sun rise
And be glad that it did

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

256 thoughts on “Life’s Real Treasures

  1. Edgar A. Guest wrote the poem “Answered Prayer” years ago. It has much the same sentiment as yours.

    I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.
    I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
    I asked for health, that I might do greater things.
    I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
    I asked for riches, that I might be happy.
    I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
    I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.
    I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
    I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.
    I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
    I received nothing that I asked for, all that I hoped for.
    Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
    I am, among all men, most blessed…

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  2. It is good poem with strong message and you are nice to write what is in your heart. But jobs make life easier .It is mixture of sweet and sour is life no matter what we do. The joy around us in gardens makes it all just that bit easier. Make a living and see all that makes life better is my heart warmed advise. The soul will rejoice in song and poems show your worth.

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  3. I agree.
    “A venture in the woods
    A walk by the beach
    Pristine Mother Nature
    With so much to teach”
    I take my grandchildren to the lakes and to the forest. Perfection of nature is always near. A wonderful poem.

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      1. C’est venu au fil du temps et de par les découvertes au fil des jours de ce qu’apporte la vie… Il y a de belles choses et des choses difficiles…, et puis il s’opère une sorte d’alchimie de ces ingrédients, de par les actes que l’on réalise, les pensées que l’on construit, les rencontres, etc.

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  4. Perle di saggezza, e un ritmo, almeno lo leggo nella mia lingua, molto fluido che scivola bene e che allarga il cuore. Mi rammarico solo di non potere apprezzare la bellezza di questi tuoi versi leggendo direttamente la tua poesia in lingua originale, ma percepisco la tua capacità di scrivere. Notevole. Sei bravissima. Un caro saluto.

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