May this Song be Sung by Jeff Flesch

A water body in the foreground with tall grass and the rising sun in the background
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tears are like open wounds

that never lie, on that we can rely

and, try as we might

we are never truly sure,

only ever, may we relish in the fervor

of yesterday’s delight, pushing us further…

and, as time expands

our heart-center’s beingness, we

live in this moment,

transcending the calling card

of tomorrow’s bequest,

knowing it will

come anyway,

if we are so blessed…

just as the grass

grows weary and tired,

expanding into the sky with fearlessness

despite the trials, and tribulations that

come along…thus

may this song be sung

in remembrance, of all those

that continue to stand tall,

despite the many falls…

-JEFF FLESCH

Jeff grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. Visit Develop. Inspire. Transform. to read more of his thoughts and writing.

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Jeff’s poetic ode to courage and perseverance touches the heart and comforts the mind. Tears may fall from weary eyes but strength emerges from downfalls and suffering. I feel like standing tall and singing this song of praise for myself and those who have tasted trials and tribulations. I am grateful for these words and their beauty.
    Congratulations Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That is so kind of you, Terveen, it is an honor to be here. Thank you for always supporting my work and the work of all of the talented writers in our wonderful community. Have a wonderful week! 😊

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  2. Lamittan Minsah says:

    Jeff is a great poet whose poetry touches the heart as closely as only love does. Each word in his poems is calm and broad in meaning and his use of poetic devices is wonderful. Congrats, Jeffy.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      I appreciate you being here, Lamittan, it means a lot to me, my friend. Thank you so much for the kind words and support.

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      1. Lamittan Minsah says:

        You’re welcome

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, David. 💖

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  3. vipulvij5 says:

    Wonderful write, Jeff! 👏👏👏

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Vipul! Your appreciation and presence mean a lot to me.😊🙏

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  4. Congratulations Jeff on this honor so well deserved. Your poem speaks volumes to the song in our heart and the journey of living one more day if we are lucky enough! 💖👏👏🙏

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, dearest Cindy. Your comment and compliment make me smile deeply. You are an amazing friend and a blessing. Have a lovely day, my dear friend! 🙏💖🤗

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      1. Oh Good.. Your smile and support to me and our community is untouchable. Have a fabulous da! 💖🌷

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  5. Alf Mabrook! One Thousand congratulations Jeff on being asked to be a contributor..I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more! This poem is so human, so us. I know everyone can relate to having fallen and gotten back up on their feet…in Life and love..Your ode honors us all. Beautiful Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Oh, Karima, that is such a touching comment and compliment, it makes my heart so very happy. You are always there for me, and for that, I thank you, my dear friend! 💖🙏🤗✨

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  6. Sowmya says:

    Jeff’s collection of poems are profound, thought provoking and insightful and are truly worth reading. Congratulations Jeff .

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  7. Sowmya says:

    Congratulations Jeff. Such an insightful poem . Loved it as always.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Sowmya, for both of these lovely comments and compliments. It means the world to me, my dear friend.

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      1. Sowmya says:

        With pleasure Jeff

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  8. K.Hartless says:

    The opening lines express that exposed feeling so well. Love the “calling card” ignored. This poem has such a great vibe. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, K. Knowing you enjoyed this poem makes my heart happy.

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  9. Cassa Bassa says:

    Beautiful work Jeff. Your work sings to me.

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so kind, thank you so much, Cassa. I’m honored.

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  10. Aaysid says:

    Wow, congratulations, Jeff! This is brilliant! 👍😊

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      That’s so kind, thank you so much, Aaysid! ☺️

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  11. A beautiful poem with a beautiful message!

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    1. Jeff Flesch says:

      Thank you so much, Dominic!!

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  12. Congratulations, Jeff!

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