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Wonders of Life

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One Who Understands
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0 posted 01-25-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for One Who Understands

Wonders of Life

Throughout my life I have learned what I should appreciate.
I have learned what I should really focus on.
In the process of enduring many struggles and painful situations,
I have better understood what to hold on to and what to let go.
I understand that some of my initial desires,
In the big picture, may not be of real importance.
And that certain opinions of people,
Are insignificant to dwell upon.
I recognize that the point of life is not to compete with others,
Is not to have the most money, or the best looking wife.
What is most important about life is enjoying it.
When itís all said and done,
It will not matter what you have in the bank,
Or how many people called you sir.
You will look back on life and recall the times you enjoyed yourself.
You will count your smiles and not your possessions.
So it is better to live life, I believe,
By focusing on the enjoyable experiences.
And not worrying about my frustrations or difficulties.
Because problems are nothing more,
Than temporary conflicts that make the good things in life seem more precious.
And the good memories and feelings are what stick with you forever.
What are you going to be most likely to remember?
The time when someone made you feel like ****,
Or the time when you made someone feel really good about themselves?
Are you going to remember the time when you cried in self sorrow,
Or the time when you cried out of the joy in your heart?
When you wake up in the mourning do you find yourself dreading the day that awaits?
Or eager to find out where you will find yourself emotionally and mentally?
I used to look at someone and see what they could improve about themselves,
Now I look at them and see the wonder of how they came to be that way,




 
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Denise
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1 posted 01-25-2000 12:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent poem and excellent views on life. This outlook will certainly lead to contentment! Well done!

Denise
Paul Hoekman
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2 posted 01-25-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

I am absolutely
basking in the PEACE
that I feel generating
from this post.
I'm so happy you have found it!
I found it some years ago
and have never been the same since
it's amazing!
WONDERFULLY WELL DONE
SEA
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3 posted 01-25-2000 01:56 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

I wish more people could think like you do. I liked this very much. -SEA
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 01-25-2000 07:30 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Wonderful post
The Title caught my eye and I'm glad I stopped to read it. You speak a lot of truth
Well done
Liz
Meadowmuse
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5 posted 01-25-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

One, insightful words, very well expressed.

Claire
Martie
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6 posted 01-25-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wise words indeed from one who understands.
Parker
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7 posted 01-25-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

One Who Understands, beautiful words.
you trully are One Who Understands.

Parker

RainbowGirl
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8 posted 01-25-2000 05:20 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Nothing in life is worth anything
unless it can be shared
there's no point in having money
if you have no one to spend it on
it's useless to love
if that person is never there
no point in laughing
if there's no one to hear you
and there no feeling worse
than holding out your arms
and having no one to hug
and there's no fun in arguing
when there is no reply...

Excellent poem

HUGS

†Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 01-25-2000).]
One Who Understands
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9 posted 01-25-2000 11:35 PM       View Profile for One Who Understands   Email One Who Understands   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for One Who Understands

Thank you Rainbow girl.  You are absolutaly right. And thak you all for appreciating my feelings
Balladeer
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10 posted 01-26-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

These are excellent thoughts, sir. It is always best to dwell on the good that you have to be grateful for and the good that you do for others. Anyone can wallow in pity and anyone can make someone feel like S**t. True happiness comes from dwelling on the positives........this is a good piece of work.
tracie66
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11 posted 01-27-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Your name and the post say it all...what a wonderful read. I to am pleased to have read such a wonderfull outlook on life. I'll try to remember to have the same outlook.
tracie  
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 01-28-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I think you've learned a great deal...could all be so fortunate  
CrazyChick
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Great work
This is a wonderful poem!!!    
 
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