Day 3 April P-A-D (Imagine the world without you) and NaPoWriMo (Use the titles of 3 books in your home in the poem) Challenges:
A single life lived quietly
Is barely one of note,
And yet perhaps a mark’s been made
By time upon this earth
Taking the Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Fighting the war of abuse
Reaching a hand to the desperate who
Suffer the Weight of Silence.
While the Other Side of Me
Raised a Band of Brothers
Who grew and touched so many lives
Loving hearts forever.
I learned to Eat, Pray, Love and dream
Not always sure it mattered
Yet looking back at what I’ve done
The truth is now revealed
Of innocent victims cruelly defiled
No longer walking in pain,
And the greatest gift I gave the world,
Loving spirits born.
I can’t imagine what life would be
Without these three fine men
So I won’t give another backward thought
To what if I hadn’t been.
G.K.Bostic - 4/3/11
(Book titles included: Way of the Peaceful Warrior, The Weight of Silence, Other Side of Me, Band of Brothers, and Eat, Pray, Love)