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The Mountains Of Life

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ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


0 posted 05-08-2000 04:41 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for ESP

The Mountains Of Life

Life is an uphill struggle,
Tiresome and sometimes hard to bear.
We reach the peaks of happiness,
By trekking through the valleys of despair.

Oh, but the joyful peaks of living
Are second to none on this earth.
Just ask the newlywed bride and groom
Or a mother who has just given birth.

Though we complain of hardships,
Of the obstacles blocking our path.
There are moments of pure pleasure,
Found in love's aftermath.

The times when our cares melt away,
When we cannot help but smile.
Are not those moments worth the effort
of going the extra mile?

On the up side of the mountain
there is much to gain.
The smiles waiting at the top
are ever worth the pain.
---------------------------------

Thanks Marge for helping me get this right! Much appreciated!  
Love and hugs,
Lizzie



 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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Sudhir Iyer
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1 posted 05-08-2000 05:42 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Lizzie,
This is beautiful. You have echoed my feelings and put them into a great flow of words...

To climb a mountain, is a fight,
On the way, there are moments so tight,
When you may wonder why, feeling some fright
Reach up there, surely you will find a  visual delight...

Great enjoyable read!

Regards, sudhir



 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 05-08-2000 05:53 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

What a wonderful and positive poem filled with hope and expectations ... lovely ESP!

/Kit
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3 posted 05-08-2000 06:09 AM       View Profile for mete out   Email mete out   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mete out

***lizzie,
I love this one, so perceptive and visually moving.

"The times when our cares melt away,
When we cannot help but smile.
Are not those moments worth the effort
of going the extra mile?"

well done!


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.


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4 posted 05-08-2000 07:26 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

Oh, Ms. Lizzie~
This is as exquisite as I thought it would be.  
Just the uplifting poem to begin my day.
I will look forward to the 'mountain' view from the top.
GREAT JOB, my little 'mentee'.
Love you~
~*Marge*~




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5 posted 05-08-2000 07:36 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

Thank you very much, you have made me feel 100% better and filled me with hope for the future . This poem is one of the best I have ever read, It is well written, well theamed and very positve . It is impossible for me to feel down in the dumps after reading it .
L.of.L. Tom .


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ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


6 posted 05-08-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Thank you for your replies everybody!! I didn't think I would get such enthusiastic replies to it. Wow! You guys make me a very happy lil person!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
EagleOne
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7 posted 05-08-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

Great to see such  positive and uplifting  piece. It should be compulsory reading I think.  

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
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8 posted 05-08-2000 03:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful and uplifting, Lizzie! I love the message in this! Thanks for the smile that it plastered on my face!!  

Denise
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9 posted 05-08-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Liz--

This was exactly the type of poem I needed to read to make me SMILE. Thank you. This holds a very beautiful and positive message...one I think we too often forget in our everyday life. Thanks for the wonderful reminder.

Take care,
Amy  

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