Dave Alan Walker

Silver Star - 4,409 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

Validation Of Life - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

I felt traces of life
in one of my thoughts
I took it as validation
that I am alive

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I've stopped smoking after 32 years of forty roll ups a day.
My thoughts have not been much other than cigs, but it's
getting a little better now.

Comments about Validation Of Life by Dave Alan Walker

  • Hazel Durham Hazel Durham (2/15/2015 2:45:00 PM)

    Congratulations Dave on this great write selected as Poem Of The Day!
    Powerful write you say so much in just a few lines! (Report) Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (2/15/2015 11:25:00 AM)

    Excellent. Sense of stopping the right moment is one of the main criteria perhaps of art. Here it has happened. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (2/15/2015 10:29:00 AM)

    I could not grasp the idea until I read your notes. I can understand the obsession. Now that you are free from the obsession, you can feel the difference. One can think and reasonably so. Thanks for sharing this small but meaningful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Stafford Brian Stafford (2/15/2015 8:36:00 AM)

    short and sweet, well done! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/15/2015 8:31:00 AM)

    so beautiful lovely congrates Dave (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (2/15/2015 7:34:00 AM)

    Wonderful! Congratulations on giving up your smoking. (Report) Reply

  • Declan White Declan White (2/15/2015 6:44:00 AM)

    Thinking making you feel alive makes me think of Descartes' 'I think, therefore I am' verbal enigma. (Report) Reply

  • Declan White Declan White (2/15/2015 6:44:00 AM)

    Thinking making you feel alive makes me think of Descartes 'I think, therefore I am' verbal enigma! (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (2/15/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Did you ever hear how Descartes met his end? A friend of his came up to him one day and asked him:
    Say, Old Chap, do you think I'm good looking?
    Descartes replied: I think not.
    And POOF! He disappeared just like that!

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (2/15/2015 6:29:00 AM)

    Being alive is a great gift from god. Good write. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (2/15/2015 3:57:00 AM)

    A great message for others Dave. But to still think of it, that's pretty tough. Well done! Hey.... Have you found another BAD habit? (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/15/2015 3:14:00 AM)

    Congratulations, both on giving up smoking and having this poem selected as Poem of the Day. Well written. The way I tell I'm alive is, I read the obituaries every morning, and if I don't find my name, I assume I'm still living. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (2/14/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    A little update, it is now 14 of February 2015, and I still have not had a cigarette. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/1/2014 4:05:00 PM)

    I really like the simplistic way this makes me aware of being alive; and aware that it is very good to be so. Wonderful Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs Lasoaphia Quxazs (8/4/2013 10:24:00 AM)

    Yes, you are alive, and will be until you are able to learn and face the new. Good luck. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Sawhney Deepak Sawhney (8/2/2013 11:41:00 PM)

    Brilliant way to express your resolve in as much of brevity as possible. Thanks for the share. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins Heather Wilkins (8/2/2013 5:17:00 PM)

    a good write Dave. hey Dave don't give up yet. It will get better as each day goes by. I did it many years ago now and if I can you can also. I used to smoke like a fool ha ha one day I decided enough is enough I stopped and I have never touched another one, and I don't ever plan to again. (the first year is the hardest after that smooth sailing) good luck (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (8/2/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    I used to smoke roll ups when I worked on the buildings and the Railway.
    I still do when I have a drink, I call it social smoking.
    Who am I kidding! Nice poem though. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood David Wood (8/2/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    I stopped smoking when they went up to £1 a packet. A good poem Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu Babatunde Aremu (8/2/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    O yes, you are correct Dave. Our live are wrapped in our thoughts. nice write and kudos. Thanks for your interest in my poems. God bless (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah Rajendran Muthiah (8/2/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    My God! Forty rolls a day. God has blessed you with a strong physique. Please lower the quantity of liquor consumption too every day, if you have that habit. May God bless you to live long and write short verses like this with rich content of meaning. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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