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Poem In Response

Inspired by a friend, writer Carla Milho & her recent work, “Rest In Peace” – where she discusses the gift of life, present challenges, and an optimistic future – I wrote this short poem in response

The dark corners of empty rooms
Negative events of the past
I’ll put aside such memories
Like ghosts not meant to last.

Instead, the sounds of happiness
From friends who really care
This miracle of life, so grand
It’s mine – to live and share.

My dreams ahead, pursued with hope
I’ll focus on the positive
Because the best is yet to come
And, yes, I’ve got so much to give!

© 2021 Phil Perkins

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17 responses to “Poem In Response”

  1. Carla Avatar

    Once again, I have to tell you that you have the skills 👏👏👏👏thank you so much 😄God bless my dear friend 🙏🙏🙏🌹😙

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re most welcome, my dear friend ~ it’s my pleasure & an honor 💯 I’m grateful for your friendship, and you continue to inspire me through your wonderful writing ✅ God bless, my dear Carla 🙏🌹😊😘

      1. Carla Avatar

        Thank you so much, wishing you a lovely day my dear friend Phil 🙏🌹💐😙

        1. Phil Avatar

          Thank you, Carla ~ you too 🙏🌹💐😙

          1. Carla Avatar

            Really my pleasure 💐🌹😙

            1. Phil Avatar

              Obrigada, minha linda amiga Carla ~ você é única 🌹🤗❣

              1. Carla Avatar

                Obrigado 😉😜🌹💐

                1. Phil Avatar

                  Um momento, por favor, estou com algo no olho 😜😉Ah, está melhor agora 😂😂 Desejo-lhe uma bela noite, meu querido 44 🌹😙

                  1. Carla Avatar


  2. francisashis Avatar

    Great indeed! Loved reading it. Take care.🌹👍🙏

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Francis – glad you liked it!

  3. happychait Avatar

    Reblogged this on CookieChait and commented:
    Such a nice poem!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks – glad you like it!

  4. DiosRaw Avatar


    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Amber ~ glad you like it 🙂

  5. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Very well done, Phil, always focus on the positive! 😊

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Tiffany ~ glad you like it 🙂

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