For a Friend

Carol A. Hand

Some days, I need to remember peaceful, hopeful moments. I suspect others do as well. Difficult times are valuable teachers, but the peaceful moments help us find the balance and hope we need to process what we learn. I’m sharing a poem I wrote about one of those moments.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A peaceful mid-day moment
on an early May day
birds singing and children at play
puffy clouds seemingly perched
on the western ridge not far away
the winds gently caressing budding trees
the temperature just right for busy bees
But it’s time for me to get busy too
holding this memory of peaceful beauty as I do


A recent post by my friend, Silvia Di Blasio, inspired me to reread this poem today and remember one of those moments. Wishing you all peaceful moments.


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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16 Responses to For a Friend

  1. Joan Treppa says:

    Thank you for the lovely reminder, my friend.

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  2. Just such a lovely poem. Your words resonate with me. Thank you. 🐞

    Liked by 2 people

  3. We sure all need peaceful moments, even us old hound doggies! Thank you, Carol.

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  4. Bernadette says:

    Hoping your day is as lovely and peaceful as your post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Tiny says:

    This is a lovely poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. So lovely, Carol. Thank you for creating a peaceful moment for me before I call it a day. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Silvia TIC says:

    Thank you Carol, these days are strange indeed, but also peaceful when we look and accept the bigger picture that contains us all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you for continuing to share your deep, honest, and thought-provoking insights, Silvia. Someone needs to raise the important questions, and you do so with great courage, wisdom, and eloquence.

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  8. inesephoto says:

    Such an important message here. We do need to stop and be still enjoying the peaceful moment so that we can resume our busy day, positively enlightened.

    Liked by 1 person

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