INSPIRATIONAL POEMS: “Give and take” by Trina Graves (Quote from Khalil Gibran)


“Give And Take”

Quote Title: Kahlil Gibran
“Give And Take: For To The Bee A Flower Is A Fountain Of Life, For To The Flower A Bee Is A Messenger Of Love. And To Both, The Bee And The Flower, The Giving And The Receiving Is A Need And An Ecstasy”

Give and take – it’s all about the balance
Both are vital, it’s certainly not by chance
That if we favour the one, over the other
Our growth in life, we will then smother

It’s easy to see how people who take always
Are blocking their integrity in selfish ways
Someone who just blindly focuses on self
Will never gain true freedom, or true wealth

Surprisingly though what many do not know
Is focusing on self is actually the way to grow
Seeking our Soul Guidance we become Aware
Of our true selves, then we desire to share

The difference is our attitude, or way to be
Focusing on self, but with a heart that’s free
Open-eyed and embracing, seeking love and fun
Living consistently with the truth: We Are All One

The Givers, we always respect and admire
Icons throughout history perpetually inspire
Teresa, Gandhi, King, Mandela – to name a few
They evoke our Awakening to the path so true

Worldwide there are billions of people everyday
Giving of themselves to aid others, in their own way
There are no actions or gifts that are ever too small
For even a smile uplifts, giving to the One-And-All

For all the givers there have to be
The ones to receive, even you and me
Both are essential in life, we need the contrast
Enriching each other, we weave a web so vast

In life there are Infinite ways to give
Embodying this is the way to live
Balanced with receiving in Gratefulness
We’re open and flowing, our lives are Blessed

Trina Graves – 31st January 2017

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Trina Graves says:

    Thank you for sharing Amira ❤

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  2. Thanks for the beautiful share by Trina and I love Kahlil Gibrans work and what an amazing man of art and his language awesome. I have the whole compilation of his book

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    1. Trina Graves says:

      Yes Kamal, his work is so beautiful! I have used many of his quotes on my website and he is one of the few people I have compiled a page on.
      Love, Light & Blessings ❤

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      1. Oh great Trina and I love the way he writes even I have taken few pointers from his way of writing. Love and hugs to you dear

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    2. I agree with both of you dear Kamal and Trina, Khalil Gibran is also one of my favorite poets!!! 🙂

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