Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

All That's Measured


Let go of all that binds your heart
Unveil your eyes from clouded sight
Release your mind from tethered thoughts
Then fly in freedom through the night

Be least content with more than less
Desiring nought that can’t be met
Don’t strive beyond horizons far
Seek not for all you cannot get

Do not aspire beyond your world
Hold not such dreams that cannot be
Nor hope that’s fixed in hopelessness
Be now content and ever free

When in your eyes there’s beauty fixed
And in your hand a treasure clasped
Then look no further for reward
As all that’s measured you have grasped

Submitted: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 17, 2014

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  • Amitava Sur (1/25/2014 2:44:00 AM)

    Very well written, richness and plenty do not always satisfy, for that you need something which is very close to heart & soul. And again very true that aspiring beyond does never beget that...... very nice.
    You may read my poem My quest and my dream. and The power of truth (Report) Reply

  • James George (1/23/2014 10:31:00 PM)

    Excellent and the message is beautiful too. Being covetous is a modern disease. I like your style of writing (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/21/2014 10:47:00 PM)

    ... sometitimes small things gives us more joy than bigger ones, , , its just how do we look into our lives, , , , beautiful write, , (Report) Reply

  • Om Chawla (1/21/2014 5:38:00 AM)

    A measure of realistically achievable aspirations lend more freedom of action as against striving for what is beyond one's grasp. Greed for more is self defeating and never gives contentment.
    Message beautifully conveyed, Val. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (1/17/2014 12:55:00 PM)

    i agree one do not need high expectation or rich life to be the winner all one need is love hope and satisfaction to whatever one has to face, bravo ma'am again you made me spell bounded

    love
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (1/17/2014 1:42:00 AM)

    a lovely poem Val......our life would have been glorious if we adhere to these simple living by not keeping much expectations..........wonderful lines...........worth applying to our life (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/16/2014 5:20:00 PM)

    All that is measured you have grasped. Words worth remembering and repeating. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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