Winter Trees at Sunset

 (Photo credit: Krappweis)

We  rushed through our days,
We dashed through our nights,

We ploughed and worked through our years,

We toiled and built and heaped on wealth,

We didn’t wait to think;

What is the purpose of it all?

Is everything a mere illusion?

Is there purpose to this life?

Or do we just live like a leaf in the wind?

With no care in the world.

After all, a leaf has no illusion

Of the fate that awaits it.

But if we do wait and pause,

And behold the glory that surrounds us,

At the smile of a new-born,

Or the toothless grin of an old man,

Or the splendour of the morning,

We’ll surely know for a certainty…

That life is not an illusion.

There is a purpose to it all…

Much love dear friends. 🙂

34 comments on “Illusion…

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Beautiful image, and gorgeous words. A perfect match. Thank you Ms. SeyiSandraDavid.

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  3. Matthew says:

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    I’m simply awestruck by both the absolute beauty of the photograph and the well-written poem underneath it… 🙂

  4. optimisticgladness says:

    Beautiful post. BTW, that picture is amazing!

  5. Jaime Shine says:

    Beautifully stated as usual, Seyi! I watch people rushing through life every day and often wonder if they ever stop to take a deep breath and think. Think about family, friends, their purpose in life… Why am I here? I’m so happy that I finally did, and I hope others do as well. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and wonderful writing with us. Cheers!

  6. ledrakenoir says:

    Very well written, surely life isn’t an illusion but real stuff… 🙂 😉

  7. Alastair says:

    Brilliant as usual Seyi 🙂

  8. shiroknowes says:

    Beautiful post 🙂

  9. This is such a powerful post, we do need to pause and reappraise our lives! Thank you Ms Seyi Sandra David.

  10. These words have so much power, Seyi 🙂

  11. Selah says:

    Beautiful, thanks for stopping by 🙂

  12. lucewriter says:

    Beautifully worded and, as usual, coming from a place of deep humanitiy, Seyi Sandra.

  13. Seyi, this is a lovely reminder for us all to “pause and wait” regularly.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  14. utesmile says:

    Love this post Seyi, thank you !

  15. Great reading. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. StetotheJ says:

    Beautiful post, great message and fantastically written. Perfect.

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