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Her Greatest Hit


She gazed out of the window
Watching the traffic speed by
A middle-aged woman
With no ‘job’, yet doing the work she loved.
Not living in the house of her dreams
But certainly at home in love.
Not having conquered the world
But having overcome her own demons.
Not surrounded by fawning fans
But by significant others,
Who saw the real woman within
And loved her for who she was.
With no children of her own,
Yet nurturing many.

She smiled
Content at where she was
And who she had become.
“Life”, she thought,
“That’s my greatest hit!”



This is my response to The Writer’s Post Thursday Blog Hop hosted by Cairn Rodrigues.


Photo Credit: Jonathan D. Blundell via Compfight cc


  1. Melissa Melissa May 9, 2013

    I have lived my life ~ that’s how I’d like to think of myself a few years from now ๐Ÿ™‚

    I truly love this Corinne!

  2. Sridevi Datta Sridevi Datta April 28, 2013

    This is indeed so inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Latha Latha April 24, 2013

    Simple and beautiful, Corinne. She is the woman of victory. A purely contended soul..:)

  4. ajiteja ajiteja April 23, 2013

    that was so lovely……
    And to reach the space of inner peace is like seeing heaven when alive…..

  5. Jocelyn Jocelyn April 23, 2013

    Beautiful words, Corinne! Felt comforted as though an angel herself spoke them.

  6. Debbie Debbie April 22, 2013

    Love it! Success at life is so much more important than any other.

  7. janu janu April 19, 2013

    Corinne, you are a hit!

  8. Dangerous Linda Dangerous Linda April 19, 2013

    Hi, Corinne! ~

    This seems like a poem about YOU, except you’re not middle-aged yet and I don’t know if you live in the house of your dreams — it looks quite magnificent from the pictures I’ve seen!

    I often say that the life I’m creating is my greatest work of art, which is in a similar vein ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Anne Anne April 19, 2013

    Beautifully expressed, Corinne. And the last two lines say it all. Life indeed should be our greatest hit. This would make a great song.

  10. Mary Stephenson Mary Stephenson April 19, 2013

    What an absolutely lovely poem. If we could all be so contented in life.

  11. Anne Anne April 19, 2013

    Corinne, this was a home run for me. Beautiful!

  12. Jas Jas April 18, 2013

    Truly wonderful Corinne. I am amazed at how you have put it.

  13. Lazy Pineapple Lazy Pineapple April 18, 2013

    Wonderful poem Corinne…it shows that you are content and happy. I am hoping to reach this stage some day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 3, 2013

      Thanks for seeing through what I meant, LP. I can see you getting there soon.

  14. Leah Leah April 18, 2013

    Corinne, this poem is splendid. It reflects so much contentment and such appreciation for the simple act of loving and being loved…being alive. Is this not what we all aim for. Well done soul-sister <3

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 29, 2013

      Thank you so much, Leah. Appreciation for life and love are so vital to be content.

  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando April 18, 2013

    Oh, yes! Being happy with life just as it is. Beautifully expressed, Corinne!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 22, 2013

      Thanks, Martha. I’m thinking we all need to be so, don’t we?

  16. Rachna Rachna April 18, 2013

    Beautifully put, Corinne! The woman has succeeded where most others fail, in life!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 22, 2013

      Thanks a lot, Rachna. Getting to be at peace with yourself is where we all should aim to be.

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