Remember Me For The Person I Was Today … Not Yesterday

Remember Me For The Person I Was Today … Not Yesterday

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter




Artwork of Ocean is done by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates




Soft sand under my feet, warm … damp

I walk, sway … dance to the music of the waves

Twirling around, wind billowing my long skirt

My hair flowing in the ocean‘s breeze

Moonlight kisses my skin … I raise my face

Open my eyes to the beauty that hugs me

In its splendor … I open my arms to embrace it

I twirl in the wind in pure bliss

Waves washing to the shore race softly toward me

I run to meet them like a long lost friend

Water kisses my toes as I wiggle them in joy

I close my eyes, raise my face to the moon

Happiness courses through my body as I stand there

I listen to the sounds of the ocean

At peace with the world I let it fill my soul

My body begins to dance to the music of the sea

I hear a song no one else hears

Music only heard by someone who can take time

To be still long enough to hear

Only special people can hear this song

Hear this song that makes your soul soar in happiness

Music of the sea that fills your soul like an empty glass

No longer an empty vessel I dance through the night

Until my body is exhausted … I want to sleep

I ran to a mound of soft sand, fell down

Lay my head upon the sand pillow I formed

Listened to music of life … waves, wind

Let the moonlight shine over me, I fall sleep

I became the ocean, wind and waves

No longer aware I was the person asleep on the sand

No worries, thoughts to make me sad

I wasn’t aware of them anymore

My soul was soaring on the breeze

In pure joy … nothing holding me back

I hugged the wind with my soul

Looked up, soared to the moon!

I went toward the light

Drawn toward it like a moth

Silvery moonlight wrapped around me

Pulling me in like a mother does a child

I became the moon … my light shining bright

Shining down on the world … we were many

Many souls casting light for our loved ones

To find their way in this cold, dark world

I became the wind, ocean, waves

My soul soared to the moon in pure happiness

To shine down on another soul as the moon did me

Bring peace, happiness until they found the way

I saw my body on the sand … I flowed back to it!

I woke up with a smile … I was a person again!

I jumped up, ran to the sea

Let the waves kiss my toes … I ran along the edge

I was a child once again for a short time

I ran in pure joy … twirled along the way

Danced my way back to being an adult

Straightened my shoulders … as I walked away

Making the transition to reality from a magical world

Coming from it a better person to shine my light

Let it glow from inside to touch the hearts of others

Light their way when they are near

Reflecting love, caring … all is going to be alright

No matter how bad … in time … all will be good again

One person to another …. they light the way for others

So all can find their way on the dark paths of life

Look around you … you see deep pain in people’s eyes

Who have lived real life … learned from it

You’ll see an understanding in their eyes

From learning life’s lessons … only then … can they be

Compassionate, loving, caring … a light to the world

That comes from being able to feel from their hearts

When they touch your life they do it in such a way

You are a better person for having met them

You know these people when you meet up with them

They are the ones who make you feel better

When you are in their presence … walk away

Still feel the warmth from their souls

Warming your heart like a cheerful fireplace

Burning merrily on a cold, winter’s day

I hope I can reflect such a light

To make everyone feel better for having met me

I want to reflect only goodness

If I can’t say something good, I’ll try to say nothing bad

Though I’m not perfect … I’ll do my best

Be the ocean, wind, waves … moon

Leaving light in my path for others to find their way

I found my way back following splashes of light

On the dark paths I’ve traveled in my life

Someone cared to share along their way

Until the end of my time here on earth

I want to smile … dance the rest of my life in joy

I hope to inspire others who are sad

Let them know … in time all will be alright again

When it comes time for me to go on my last journey

I hope someone will remember me

Not for the person who has made millions of mistakes

Remember me for the person I was today, not yesterday




Note by this Author:

Photo/ heart-felt poem owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

I hope I can reflect light as I go through my life.  I know at times I haven’t because I was in darkness.  I’m not perfect but, I really do the best I can do.  Don’t you think if we all did … the world really would be a better place?  I do.

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