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Angelwings
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0 posted 05-23-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Angelwings

Have you ever stopped and pondered
why things occur as they do?

Why often on a good day
you receive bad news?

Why when you really think you've done well
you suddenly get told to go to hell?

Why when you feel like you're on cloud nine
you think life is going fine
Someone so rudely puts you in your place?

Is it to keep us in reality
from going off on fantasies?

Is it to keep us grounded here on earth?
Or to remind us of true life?

Does it really make us stronger
that which does not kill?

Or is it merely a test
put here to keep us in our place?

We go on taking each separate blow
Never really stopping to cry or show
the true hurt that we incur
from the daily tests we endure.
© Copyright 2000 Chelsea Thompson - All Rights Reserved
netswan
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1 posted 05-23-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Wonderful Poem ---just chalk full of thought
provoking material and written cleverly.

Oh, yes, have wondered many a time --)

~netswan
Angelwings
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2 posted 05-23-2000 01:52 AM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

It's nice to know i'm not the only one wondering net swan   thanx for reading my words and giving me compliments.  I look forward to reading more of your poetry.
2dalimit
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3 posted 05-23-2000 06:59 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

I like to ponder, too. Yes, are we being tested, and by whom?
I liked it.
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4 posted 05-23-2000 07:27 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

AngelWings~
Interesting thoughts.
All of life is a test ...
I hope to pass with flying colors !  
~*Marge*~



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JamesMichael
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5 posted 05-23-2000 06:28 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Yes of course....I think the struggles in life can build character, and strength and courage, and compassion.   Each individuals determination determines who they will be.  James
Angelwings
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6 posted 05-23-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

Thank you all for reading my poems and I'm glad I'm not the only person who wonders   Good luck with all your writing.
 
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