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The Greatest Gift

Happy New Year!  🙂  As it has been a while since last I posted, and to help bring in the New Year on a “positive” note, I’m posting two of my Journey’s Poems today.  They were written as I neared the end of my Journey, with a Heart full of Hope for the Love that could be/might be (could have or might have been, truly…) found upon its completion, having found so much of it from total strangers along the way.  The outcome of course was much less than what had been hoped for, but the desire to share such idealistic Hope for Love, the Greatest Force in the Universe remains, despite any and all portent of the more negative reality that too many prescribe to.  I am after all a hopeful romantic and Poet above all else!  🙂

The Greatest Gift


As do I have

so shall I give

I’ve so much Life to share

Love is why we Live!


Tomorrow’s never promised

Live each moment as if the last

give as you wish to receive

present becomes quickly the past.


Life doesn’t ask

to come or to go

ne’er promised the next

make each moment glow!


With the glory of Love

so easily shared

we’ve nothing to lose

but the chance to show we cared!


We Live ’cause of Love

I’ve seen it every day

the Blessing of Life found

with you I wish to share, in every possible way!


©   20SEP2010                                             James Elron Mings


I am a Writer and Poet, Construction Worker with a Union, would be Organic Farmer, Son, Brother, Cousin, Friend, and a few others. I would like to add a few more; Husband, father, .... the list will grow! I am currently working on personal growth, publishing my first book, becoming a Journeyman in the Carpenters Union, learning more of Gardening and Green things, and embracing Life as it comes! Life and Love are only as easy as we allow them to be, but are ever present, when we are ready to embrace them! Time is a tricky, devious thing, and Life is never easy. Nor should it be, the challenge is how we grow! While ever developing mentally and Spiritually over the last decade, The "obstacles to progress" are morphing into challenges to be met, and are ever changing. Such is the amazing Wonder that is Life, as we Learn, as we Grow! Too much structure is at the very heart of institutionalization, and not enough is the path to chaos. Learning that balance I believe is a Life-long challenge. One of many, as balance(s) is(are) ever changing too! All the while (and, as we ALL are...), I am, have been, and continue to be, so very Blessed!! Divine Providence, the "Finger of God", or even a reference to "Footprints"; all and more apply! The Energy of Life is all around us! Creating, Energizing, Healing, Invigorating! Life feeds the Energy of Life! Call It/Them how/by/what you will... Their presence and influence in and upon my Life has been amazing, and I could not, and would not, be who or where I am (NONE of us would/could be), without Them! Divine Providence, Creators/Masters of the multi-verse, the Spark of Life, the Energy that Nourishes, Higher Power, whatever/however you so choose to acknowledge our own smallness in the Universe! Without Their Love, Their Guidance, we are lost. We are sick, we are incomplete, when we lack the Faith to Heal and be Whole! I am growing, and Healing, and Learning, and am greatly in need thereof. But I AM growing, and Healing, and Learning! And so the Light "at the end of the tunnel" Shines ever bright! And Day by Day, I struggle, to be better than I was the day before, and to be prepared to be even better tomorrow! Hallelujah! Aloha! Namaste! As-Salàmu Àlaykum! Peace!

2 thoughts on “The Greatest Gift

    1. Thank you! 🙂 It is one of my recent favorites, and I hope it is as inspiring to its readers as it was for me in the moment, and all those that have followed!


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