So Few Realize What Life Is About

Music: Andante from Italian Concerto, BWV 971.
By Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Catrin Finch at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license.

So few realize what life is about.
If I knew nothing else, I knew warmth, pleasure,
Despite everything, I knew love.

People look for what they can measure:
A degree, money, children they can brag about,
Reasons others might wish them mazel tov.
On days like other days were moments I treasured,
Life like other lives, humdrum, passing without
Yammering, with you, with the children, full, enough ...

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