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#288530 - 05/22/09 10:52 PM What is Life?
dusty42 Offline


Registered: 09/24/08
Posts: 111
Loc: Kentucky
Life is what you make of it-- well so I've heard some say,
That you have the power within your mind to make it happy along the way.

But to me life is a series of events, of that which you have no control,
To some it's great and to others it's fun, but to me it's a dismal, bottomless hole.

God has been gracious with others as well, but me He puts through a living hell,
While some can celebrate with ringing bells, my life's more like a dried-up well.

That many have little problems in their lives--for that I am well pleased,
But I think that God has been unkind to pile all their share upon me.

Life is like a bowl of cherries! Yes, it's true--and very well said,
That it has an exciting and very tart taste? NO! I say, but full of pits instead.

Everytime I seem to turn my hand there is trouble all about and around,
I pick myself up and clean myself off, then God kicks me back down.

Don't trust God, this is my advice; He is not even worth your spit,
"I will bless you and love you!" He says; yeah, right, you can kiss my grits!

Yes, life is very dreary for me; but hope still shines in my eyes,
For I know that yet I shall find peace and happiness, oh yes! On the day that I die!

Dusty

_________________________
Pinky: "Gee Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world."

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#288542 - 05/23/09 01:24 AM Re: What is Life? [Re: dusty42]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2453
Loc: TEXAS
Hi dusty42.

A very powerful poem.

Straight from the depths of your soul.

Thanks for sharing your feelings.

Heal well my brother.

Pete (Irishmoose)

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Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
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A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.


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#289288 - 05/28/09 07:45 PM Re: What is Life? [Re: petercorbett]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Dusty,

I hope it has helped you to let these feelings out. You're clearly hurting and I hope you find a way forward. Life can beat us down, yes, but it can also lift us up, and at times when we would least expect it.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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