New Poem – be you…


Be you a babe in arms,

Newly flush with life,

An infant excited,

A lover who has never felt more alive.


However young and fresh faced

However delighted, dulled or weary,

The experience of age is in your every move,

Your every thought, your every instinct,

Each breath you take.


Imagine the storyboard of your life.

The inspirations and ecstasies,

The struggles and despair

And, just for a moment,

Gaze back and see a fluid pattern.

How the river of your life has twisted and turned

How it has gathered, coalesced

And how it nudges you still,

How it eases you gently forward.


Like the hands of the clock that shift so softly,

Though we can’t quite discern it,

Notice how your own golden harvest piles up,

And with it its tithe, both in its glory

And ultimately its tax upon you for life’s bequest.


Remember that everyday you still awake,

With good fortune and opportunity,

To the gathering warmth of a new day.


  1. Maria Wheatley

    This is beautiful.

  2. Ronee Henson

    Love it!!
    Thank you…..

  3. Priya Sharma

    All poems by Scott are so beautifully written that sometimes i think what should i say in praise. Inspirational most certainly!

    “Remember that everyday you still awake,
    With good fortune and opportunity,
    To the gathering warmth of a new day.” These lines are so true, unfortunately, not everyone realizes their good fortune.

  4. “A lover…storyboard…inspirations and ecstasies…And with it its tithe, both in its glory, and ultimately its tax upon you for life’s bequest.” Magnificent Melodies!

  5. (Dr) Jelka Samsom

    “Gaze back and see a fluid pattern”. personally I agree with you completely, Scott, and beautifully said!

    We all make mistakes but, hey, who doesn’t?

    Being able to admit you made them, that’s even more important, I think.

  6. Mahnaz Mohafez

    Scott,what a pure emotion you depicted in this poem. I like it.

  7. Mahnaz Mohafez

    Like those birds waiting for the first flight
    I’m longing for a new start
    Fly birds,oh,fly everywhere you want
    I’m still longing for a new start!

    • Scott Hastie

      Just like your butterflies in the sky – believe me, your potential is endless and your flowering certain! Thank you Mahnaz…

  8. Beautifully done, Scott – very emotive, wise and touching. As always, greatly enjoyed and inspirational to me.

  9. Vinita Agrawal

    Scott, your poems personify optimism! They are so dynamic, so positive, that one can’t help but feel a new lease of life on reading them. What I admire about your writing is the infinite core of energy in your heart-from where your words must surely stem! A rare quality indeed!

  10. laura laveglia

    Your new poem “Be You” is just enchanting and beautiful!

  11. Amazing site.and an insightful poem.

    enjoyed reading it very much.Thanks

  12. Yes to awakening each day and remembering that we have the possibility to infuse it “With good fortune and opportunity” regardless of the circumstances or what happened yesterday. Lovely images here Scott.

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