We were not meant
to live in memories,
or live for how things
used to be,
but meant to embrace
what is – –
and live each day
with levity.

For all we really have
is now
and now
and each moment;
each brushstroke
of feeling and thought
and experience.
The past is the place
where we miss
the act of presence;
every day is the space
where we re-realize
our existence.

No shade will
last forever,
each sunset follows
by the dawn,
the purpose of life
is found when
you live it,
and my dear one,
I do promise you – –

The beauty you carry
inside your heart
will be the same love
that helps you carry on.