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I’d Pick More Daisies

Pics of Daisies from a road side stall in Montreal Canada, pic by Arun Shanbhag

I’d Pick More Daisies

If I had my life to live over,
I’d try to make more mistakes next time.
I would relax. I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been on this trip.
I know very few things I would take seriously.

I would take more chances. I would be crazier.
I would take more trips,
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I am one of those people who lives life sensibly and sanely;
have done so hour after hour and day after day.

Oh, I have had my moments;
and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another,
instead of living so many years ahead each day.

I have been one of those persons who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a swiss army knife, a raincoat and a parachute.
If I had to do it over,
I would go places and do things and travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over,
I would start barefooted earlier in the spring
and stay that way much later in the Fall.
I wouldn’t make such good grades except by accident.
I would have more dogs;

I would have more sweethearts.
I would go to more dances, and
I would ride on more merry-go-rounds.
I’d pick more daises.

Author: Nadine Stair


Note: This is not in the form the author originally intended; There are a few lines which do not appear in the original.


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Pics of Daisies from a road side stall in Montreal Canada, pic by Arun Shanbhag

Comments

  1. The big question is would we really want to start our lives over? Would we really do things differently? I believe everyone has a purpose and things happen for a reason, even when making choices, it is there for a reason. Great post. thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you PurpleB for your thoughts on this post.

      I’d agree, we don’t really want to start over, but …
      we still have to live the rest of our beautiful lives,
      and the simplicity described here is something we can all aspire and derive joy from.

      I see all around me – joy has been equated with the latest iPhone or some other gadget.
      But it can easily be a walk through a park, a chat with a friend, watching a rainbow, the rain, the birds chirping, a quiet breakfast, a fast run, a nap, a good book borrowed from the library, or teaching my daughter to read 🙂

      Life is truly beautiful ~ how would you like to live the rest of your life?
      🙂
      Arun

  2. The is from a book, yes?

    • I received this as a hand me down scrap of paper;
      But, when traveling in the Southwest, I have seen this article/poem in a Compilation of works. Not sure, where the original was first published.

      Thank you for your interest.
      Arun

  3. Love this poem! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is beautiful, and so real.

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