Poem of the Week: “Offers from Life”

Over the next few weeks, I would like to share a weekly poem from my poetry collection as I try out some ideas for sharing my work more widely. Please feel free to leave a comment below or send me private feedback about the poem, its presentation (graphics), and this sharing concept.

About This Week’s Poem:

My poem, entitled “Offers from Life”, appears as part of my “Life Choices” collection submitted to the 2015 CBC Canada Writes Poetry Contest*. This poem was originally composed in French while on a writing retreat in Barra de Navidad, Mexico, in January 2014—shortly before my breast cancer recurrence diagnosis.

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6 thoughts on “Poem of the Week: “Offers from Life”

  1. Very positive message and sharing it openly is a brave new step. Congratulations!
    It was very tiny type though. For those of us getting on in years, you could retype it into your blog. Just a suggestion. Keep going. More verbal images with your thought gems.

    • Thank you very much, Kathrin. I appreciate your feedback, and ongoing support 🙂

      Regarding the size of the font on the poem’s graphic, I wonder whether the font size on the full size graphic (accessed by clicking on the ‘thumbnail’ version embedded within the post) is more universally accessible?

  2. I like this poem which reminds me of what God said in the Bible in Deuteronomy 30:19 – “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life that both you and your descendants may live.” As you say in the poem we have the power to accept or reject either life or death. But the best option is to accept life. What I see in you is that choice. You have decided to accept Life with your whole spirit, soul, body and with everything that you have, no matter what gets thrown at you, you still want nothing more than life. You have choose it my friend and you will have life and you win every single time you go with that choice. I am so encouraged by all that you do making the most of all your gifts. May My God continue to strengthen you and enlarge your talents and may He heal your body totally and completely and restore it to its fullness. Love you Maggie and God bless you. Anoma

    • Thank you, Anoma, for sharing your reflections on my poem and your astute observations about the choices I’m making. I appreciate knowing that my way encourages you, and I am grateful for your love and well-wishes 🙂 Reflecting that love to you!!

  3. This is a good reminder of the power of choice and freewill. Acceptance is a choice. Optimism is also a choice. Its strange how we can forget this. Thank you Maggie.

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