Then and now

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire

“Wishes are memories coming from our future!”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

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(dandelion / Julie Cook / 2015)

With eyes tightly closed,
and lips readily posed,
we blew hard for what might be. . .

There were dreams and wishes,
along with a few stolen kisses–
That’s what I longed for back then. . .

But today is much different,
With all that now distant,
As my wishes are no longer my own. . .

For health and for happiness,
along for a world without madness,
As we now find ourselves praying for what should be. . .

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4 comments on “Then and now

  1. Christine Ledford says:

    Lovely. 🙂

  2. ptero9 says:

    Love and prayers for you Julie.
    Debra

  3. Lynda says:

    Oh yes, for sure!! Very gentle reminder of how things change. Thanks for taking time on the weekend to share your thoughts.

  4. Amen and amen. I pray for peace and rest for you, sweet Julie! 🙂 ❤

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