Tuesday, April 24, 2012


we all look basically
the same on the outside
but, what goes on deep down
in the depths of our soul
the stuff we
so often keep
hidden and locked away;
that is what 
the true person
that lies underneath.

we can go through
all the right motions,
act as if we have it all
that we are happy
that we love others...
but, if it is all
for show 
can you be real?

to be happy 
on the inside,
 to be joyful 
when the storms come...

to be grateful
for the good & bad,
that is what
i am striving for-

my goal.

to enjoy it all.
truly enjoy it.

deep down 
underneath the surface

i want to treat others as
i truly want to
be treated.

to be
thankful not just
on the outside
but deep, down in
my very being,
underneath it all-

i want to grab that
joy for life
share it with others.

life is lovely
i am blessed
i never want to 

this was taken yesterday,
an afternoon walk down our lane
on a 'treasure hunt' 
with a sweet little boy-

oh yes,
happy way down
in the depths
of my soul, 
how can i not be?



songbyrd on the mountain said...

deep down lovely. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Hello, Melody-Mae! These are lovely words. You're an inspiration! Wishing you all the best!!

Have a wonderful week and happy A to Z!!

Thoughts for the day said...

Good memories being made, a boy and his wagon.

dandelionfleur said...

Indeed, how can it not be?

Jaime said...

What a wonderfully authentic post. I hope you find what you're striving for.

Sweet Tea said...

Gratitude is BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks for this beautiful post!!

Retired Knitter said...

Wonderful post. Truly.

Linda Chapman said...

Thanks for stopping by!
I love the Jer. 29:11 scripture.
I am your newest follower!!

Janice's footsteps said...

I relate to this post more then you could know I want to be the person/friend I dreamed always to have.
love boys and their wagons priceless....

Heart n Soul said...

So glad you are happy Melody - you deserve to be :)

Amanda Trought said...

Melody, This is a beautiful poem, truely a blessing, Amanda

Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
Art Blog

Betty Alark said...

Simple beautiful, Melody-mae and I can relate!

I grow up as an introvert; I lived inside of myself; I came to know the inner me very well and at a very early age learned who I was inwardly; when you bring the inward out and simply be who you are outwardly the entire world looks differently!

Yes- we are all so very blessed everyday of our lives; we all might not feel that way,however we are!

There isn't one day of my life that I can't reflect back and seeing how blessed I am; I count my blessings everyday!

Being yourself inwardly and bringing that you outwardly truly does bring joy, happiness, peace and contentment!

Such a touching poem, Melody- mae!


Anonymous said...

I believe like you what matters is underneath.
I find it curious that so many of us wrote about "under" on U you.
visiting from the A to Z challenge
Nice to have found you.