With Each Breath


Five hundred million breaths

All it takes to see eighty years

Drawing in the oxygen that is

The oil to our body’s gears


Life held in each sweet gulp

Of the next there is little doubt

But what we are to our world

Is found in the pushing out


Exhaled words are our only means

To add depth to what people see

So, with each succulent, gifted breath

We should learn to speak carefully


An involuntary action of living

We may fill our lungs out of need

But what we blow into this world

Is what we consciously set free


10 Responses to “With Each Breath”
  1. beth says:

    so important to consider what we put out there –

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Hear, hear! We should be free to speak our minds, but careful with the delivery! Added to the list! 😁

  3. God is the breath of life, creativity and understanding… “Without a breath, without the life that I breathe in, I would be but a fragment of a dream…” Lovely work my friend. All the best and a great week (last one of the year) to you!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    Merry Christmas, Brad!

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