The Sound Of Your Breathing

by Mac McGovern

I listen and admire as the sound of your breathing alerts to the beauty that is your life.
You take in only what stimulates and increases your intensity.
You work to inspire and push yourself in transitioning between barriers that define benefits to be gained, weighed against potential loss.
You pressure yourself, respiring, propelling you through each day.
You casually cast aside useless components, unseen, yet, still present.
Your chest rises and falls in response to unconscious actions.
I listen and admire the sound of your breathing, that alerts to the beauty that is your life.

Author Note:
This poem is actually the description of what happens as we breath in and out. I used my love sleeping because, that is the time breathing is the most normal.




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ABOUT THE POET ~
Mac McGovern was born in Dubuque, Iowa and lived there most of his youth. Most of his adult life he served in the US Navy, retiring in 1995. In his years of service, he was fortunate to serve in a variety of assignments at sea, in Naval Hospitals, teaching, and recruiting Medical Professional in Columbus, Ohio and Pensacola, Florida., Currently, he is a retired executive with the largest home improvement company in the panhandle of Florida and is a licensed roofing contractor., Mac writes from the heart and is influenced somewhat by what he sees, feels, hears, and to a larger extent, what is gleamed from his mind’s eye. Today, Mac resides in Pensacola, Florida with the inspiration and love of his life, his wife Sandra.


Last updated January 18, 2012