Take the words and leave me breath

Take the house and leave my home

Take the passion and leave my love

Take me in pieces and leave me whole

Grab the rocks and leave the strength

Search for beginnings and leave the ends

Grab the flower and let it rain


Let the world turn

Let the trees grow

Let my skin age

Take the happiness and leave the peace

Take the wind and leave the breeze

Take change and leave the moment

live the moment

til the end.

By tuttysan © 2014

Essentials – a poem. Photo: Lake Michigan in New Haven