A note found on the refrigerator in April

26 Apr



It’s not what you saw,

            Or, the illusions you have seen;

It is how you experienced the process,

           where ever you have been.

 Realizations, at it’s very best.


This splattering and spluttering

            are promises at it’s worst.

They come and we go

            We die and we grow

And grow again to land, face-up to rest.


So let us go and gather what we need,

           While we are here. Sit and see,

Embrace yourself, then go and gather.

           Enjoy the same ride

Of your rain drop and enjoy the splatter



Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Poetry, Silly stuff, thoughts


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24 responses to “A note found on the refrigerator in April

  1. Mary

    April 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Yes, I agree…we must gather what we need while we are here. In other words, we must ‘make haste while the sun shines.” The sun will go down ALL too soon!


  2. Sanaa

    April 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

    We live only once… better to make the most of it.. gather as much wisdom & experience as we can and just have fun along the way..!


  3. Donna@Living From Happiness

    April 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I was caught up in this ZQ from the first Whee….it beckoned me and my inner child along and what fun to remind us to live our lives fully….especially loved…

    ‘So let us go and gather what we need,

    While we are here. Sit and see,

    Embrace yourself, then go and gather.

    Enjoy the same ride

    Of your rain drop and enjoy the splatter’


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    April 26, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Oh I want to enjoy the rain like that again. Somehow it reminded me of a toddler jumping in the puddles.. I think I might just do that some time,


  5. Magaly Guerrero

    April 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My husband came into the room wanting to know why I kept on saying, “Weeeee!”

    “Because I’m reading a poem about sliding and splattering in spring puddles, of course.”

    He blinked a few times, said that he loved me and went back to tuning his piano, lol!

    This was yummy.


  6. Magaly Guerrero

    April 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm



  7. Nataša Dolenc

    April 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    such an enjoyable poem.. real joy to read.


  8. Truedessa

    April 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I can feel the wheeee in a spring can be uplifting and set you free…


  9. Kerry O'Connor

    April 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I’d like to find such wise words on my fridge door.


  10. scotthastiepoet

    April 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Much truth and joy in life here achieved with such telling simplicity and confidence – the mark of a good and original writer I think… I always enjoy my visits here… Thank you Scott


  11. dani

    April 26, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    carpe diem! wheeeeee! {smile}


  12. totomai

    April 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Our only option is to wholeheartedly embrace what may come in our way


  13. Wendy Bourke

    April 26, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Loved this … timeless and fresh. A feel-good, albeit very thoughtful write. Indeed, It is “how you experienced the process” – a life truism, FOR SURE! Smiles


  14. Gabriella

    April 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Sometimes I’d love to jump into those puddles again.


  15. claudia

    April 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    making the best of each moment… that is a good recipe to live life…and to get through april…ha… rain over here today..


  16. Panchali

    April 27, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Aha…who doesn’t like the raindrops !!Even the peacocks dance …the creepers sway…What a beautiful piece of writing!!


  17. Claire

    April 27, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Lovely – just off now to ‘go gather’…


  18. Ankita Sethi

    April 27, 2015 at 6:09 am

    What can be a better way to live then enjoying each moment! And yes.. I love jumping in water puddles during rain! Wheee…:)


  19. glmeisner

    April 27, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Riding a rain drop. Sounds fun.


  20. Torie

    April 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I loved this, ZQ 🙂 So much truth in your words!


  21. Brother Ollie

    April 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    A cool joyful piece good sir!


  22. C.C.

    April 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I love your word choices in this…the splattering and spluttering and whee….it makes the piece so full of life and the SOUND is really cool 🙂


  23. Jae Rose

    April 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Yes indeed we have to enjoy the splatter!


  24. Eileen T O'Neill

    April 28, 2015 at 11:44 am


    Simply trying to live life to its fullest and enjoying the journey, while we can!! Fantastic advice…




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