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Sunday, April 3, 2011

I Was Here

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 SilenceOther Side of MeBand of Brothers, and Eat, Pray, Love)


  1. Gloria,
    I love your poem. I am stopping by from WD PAD. I am also now a follower.

  2. Thanks so much Debra. I really appreciate it!!!

  3. Impressive - I'm following too.

  4. Thank you for this Gloria, good writing! Best wishes.

  5. I like how you've been able to incorporate your reading books into this poem. Very cleverly done.

  6. A fine exploration of what the world would be like without you. I thought the inclusion of Band of Brothers clever.