Friday, April 10, 2015

Reflection--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada


Take a deep breath of air
Look into the arc of the sun
Today we are full of life
Who knows what the morrow brings

Seasons come and seasons go
Summer rains and winter snows

Past memories engulf our mind
Thoughts of yesteryear left behind
We progress with each new day
Creating new moments to hide away

Seasons come and seasons go
Summer rains and winter snows

We can live in the present or past
Just remember life moves on fast
Life comes with no guarantee
Here today, gone tomorrow
Then life is but a distant memory.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Cool poem, Phyllis. I love the format and style and the subject is, magnifique! Sheri

  2. Enjoyed this lovely poem, Phyllis. We should take a leaf out of your book, looking at life through the lens of positivity. All the best. // paul

  3. Well said, life moves very quickly....

  4. Hello Phyllis. I enjoyed reading "Reflection." Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Enjoyed reading your poem Phyllis. From beginning to end, chapter after chapter like a book comes to a close, such is life on earth. Best wishes, Chris~

  6. yes, memories are always part of today, as you say, my friend - but today is the important part now

  7. I love your emphasis in your repeating lines that define in essence, fleeting Time. This is just Divine Phyllis! Blessings, Connie