Anyway, my sister in Michigan has put me to shame, calling me weekly to read her latest poems to me, and I thought I'd better get back on the horse. My husband and I made a big batch of chili this afternoon and it's been simmering since about three...and I just got to thinking about it...and...about life and...well, this little poem was the result. Hope you like it.
by Patty Lynn
When you say life is ordinary,
Nothing very special,
It's like that simple soup you make
That's boiling in the kettle.
What do you do? You add some spice,
Some seasoning so rare
And give that simple soup of yours
Some tender loving care.
And so is life, it's what you add
A loving word, a kindly deed,
These things, they will affect ya'.
For giving is its own reward,
And love, the tie that binds.
Give of yourself, expecting naught,
For in it you will find...
A heart that's full, a life well spent,
That's never ordinary.
For when you add that extra piece,
Now that's extra-ordinary!