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LindsayP
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0 posted 09-17-2008 11:55 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


              LIFE

Life can be so very sweet,
Ask the fellow in the street.
A negative answer you will get from few,
For if your attitude is right
Your starís forever shining bright,
For your success is entirely up to you.

As you climb that well worn slope
Up that great pathway of hope,
A track that is trodden by us all,
But you will find that the downhill run
Towards the setting of the sun
Is a journey that not one of us can stall.

Youíll always find some folk will reach
Without a hiccup or a breach,
The summit of their very own endeavour,
While other folks will trip and fail
And stray away from the beaten trail,
Lost upon the dark byway forever.

On reading this and you should feel
That you have lost a little zeal,
Perhaps you think your race has been in vain,
If you think you canít then you will fail,
With another try success may prevail,
For the winning post is never reached without some pain.

                                                               Lindsay P Wilson
© Copyright 2008 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
Rick
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1 posted 09-18-2008 06:49 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Lindsay my good friend, great words of wisdom and thought, days can be a struggle and the roads rough, but as you say we must all eventually travel the same road and meet what will be there.
Be well my friend and take care.

Rick
Robert E. Jordan
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2 posted 09-18-2008 08:16 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo LindsayP,

Yes it is life.  This is a wise write, and I like it.

Bobby
Artic Wind
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3 posted 09-18-2008 10:31 AM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Life is a very interesting gift, huh?
We can do what ever we want. That can be scary sometimes lol

Nice write

ARCTIC WIND
Marchmadness
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4 posted 09-18-2008 10:41 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I'm sure your great attitude has seen you through a lot LP. Lovely gift you were given.
                                   Ida
WindWalker
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5 posted 09-18-2008 12:46 PM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WindWalker

This is really good!!!!!!
WTBAKELAR
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6 posted 09-18-2008 01:13 PM       View Profile for WTBAKELAR   Email WTBAKELAR   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WTBAKELAR

Summed up in just one sentence.

For the winning post is never reached without some pain.

Nothing received freely is as appreciated as that which is earned.
LindsayP
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7 posted 09-19-2008 10:19 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


To my very good friends Rick, Bobby, Michael, Ida, Wind Walker and WTB, It is

always so good to receive your reponse and I thank you sincerely for it.

Have a great day my friends and take care.

Lindsay
WindWalker
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8 posted 09-21-2008 03:37 PM       View Profile for WindWalker   Email WindWalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WindWalker

Just had to read this again!!!!!!!
Honeybunch
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9 posted 09-21-2008 03:52 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

"the winning post is never reached without some pain"

I often used to wonder why that seemed to apply but now I know it's because we expect it to be that way.  I don't expect pain anymore and so far it seems to be working for me.  I may not reach the winning post but that's something else to expect or not expect.

Enjoyed as usual, Lindsay.
Margherita
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Thank you, dear Lindsay, for your philosophy so beautifully rendered here. No doubt we have to trust our abilities and ACT, because nothing seems to fall just from heaven ...

Insightful offering.

Love,
Margherita

"Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love."
(Rumi)

LindsayP
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11 posted 09-21-2008 10:17 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Wind Walker, Helen and Margherita, you are three great people that I can always count

on for a good response, thank you kind folks
and may the sun shine for you always.Take care.

Lindsay
HopeS
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12 posted 09-22-2008 12:34 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

So true Lindsey , the journey through the highs and lows , thats how life goes


Hope
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beautifully written

thank you

LindsayP
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To Hope and my Fair Lady your comments are so much appreciated. Thank you heaps.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Lindsay
graeshine2006
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Will you be my grandpa??     You seem like the wise fun good-hearted grandpa type!  Of course, you are probably too young to be my grandpa... after all, I'm 40 and a 40-year old can't have a 46-year old grandpa!  I already have a great dad - but I never knew either of my grandpas!  I ALWAYS love reading your wonderings and poetic philosophies!
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16 posted 09-24-2008 10:29 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Wonderfully written and inspiring!
LindsayP
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17 posted 09-25-2008 12:41 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Graeshine, I would love to be your Grandpa,
your PIP grandpa. I was born in 1929 so I am old enough for you to call me Pop. I have 11 grandkids calling me Pop now so you will be No twelve. Welcome to my family.


Midnightsun, thank you so much for your kind response, it is always so much appreciated.

Thanks to you all.

Lindsay
Marge Tindal
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18 posted 09-25-2008 08:00 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

OHDearDearLindsay~
A gracious read ...

'For the winning post is never reached without some pain[

God knows that if pain is a measure, I've met my mark these last four months~
AND I am STILL in here trying~
Hoping the next week will find me realeased from this hospital and home among my loving family~
My new little apartment hasn't seen me much since I moved in ... I'm anxious to get 'home'~

What a loving gesture for you to Cyber-adopt graeshine ... there is no doubt you make a great grandpa!  No doubt at all !!
Extra special *HUGS* for you this day~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~


~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
Email -               noles1@totcon.com
LindsayP
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19 posted 09-25-2008 09:22 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Marge, such a kind response from you means so much to me. I truly feel for you in that hospital bed and pray that you will be able to go home soon and be free of pain. About three months ago I got a very bad bug in my computer and I had to get a new hard drive, and in so doing I lost all my email address's, and consequently I haven't been able to send you an email. please send me one so I can respond. Love to you my dear friend.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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20 posted 01-23-2011 01:33 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Inspiring words that lift me up when I am down.
 
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