Jigsaw of Life.

The pieces lay before you,

Scattered all around.

How can sense be made of it?

Suddenly you see two pieces,

Two pieces that look alike.

You try to fit them together,

It works,

It is a start,

The future seems endless.

Ever so slowly pieces come together

Until that time you have a frame,

That frame needs to be filled.

In time more pieces come together

Until a picture starts to become visible.

Some pieces fit so easily to bring happiness,

Others are a struggle to put together

And sadness and rancour come over you.

At last you can see it,

You can see a goal,

Somewhere to aim.

As each piece is found

Life becomes clearer,

Until that time when the end is in sight,

And as the last piece of the jigsaw is placed

Your life is complete,

And moves on to that infinite jigsaw,

That is Your Spirit.


  • orchidee

    Good write G/F. I got problems with a 'jigsaw' of sorting out these sherries in me cellar! So many of them.

    • Michael Edwards

      Sherries in the cellar? - well let her out for goodness sake.

    • Michael Edwards

      So well written but such sadness behind the lines.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Michael, very true.

      • Accidental Poet

        Excellent poem of the puzzle of life. Sadly, sometimes there's a missing piece that can't be found. Thanks for sharing Goldfinch. My adoptive mother passed from Alzheimer's Disease . Hugs for your wife.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you AP, so very true.
          Thank you for your kind thoughts.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          The JIGSAW of LIFE a very evocative phrase ! We haven't forgotten that your beloved WIFE has Alzheimer's and pray for Patience for You and understanding for your Lady Wife. Unlike many in the 30 ~ 40 Age Group I love JIGGIES and find them very relaxing ! My GF (29) and I do the outline first and then complete ~ reliant on the Big Picture and the colour and shape of the individual pieces. Angela is good on Skies and Meadows and Water ~ I like lots of detail so we are a Good Team. Please check the new B & S Fusion on Drink ~ Yours BRIAN,

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Brian, much appreciated.

          • WL Schuett

            Thoughtful piece yes life is a jigsaw.... the sadness underlying this poem is moving....

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you WL, you are most kind.

            • dusk arising

              This just isn't fair..... why do my jigsaws have bits missing. You've done it again. Good writing sir!

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you da, if you have a piece missing from your puzzle it has probably dropped on the floor, that is where some of mine end up, and they just need a more conscious effort to find them.

              • orchidee

                I wish I would shut up - Sherry, come out of that cellar now! heehee.

              • Seek

                Wow! What a perspective on life. The sadness does not obscure the positives though, IMHO. Great write!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Seek, your comments are much appreciated.

                • poetboy5454

                  A beautiful piece illustrating an eternal conflict we all have, keep it up Gold!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you pb5454, I will continue as it is my lifeline.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Such a good and inspired piece of advice my friend.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Using a jigsaw puzzle as a metaphor for life is genius! Great writing, Goldfinch.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Fred you are so kind.

                    • myself and me

                      Life just like Jigsaw puzzles, you need to find the right piece and put it at the right place. some are easy, some are taken a long time to figure out.
                      Nice poem. Your love is the best piece in your wife's puzzle.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Thank you m and m. The jigsaw of life is normally completed in our lives.
                        Yes love is the most important piece.

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