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Crossing that Bridge

When we look into the future,
Lots of question marks abound;
The most important one, of course,
Is if we’ll be around.

Assuming that we will, we might
Commence with making plans;
But sometimes people vacillate,
For looming are the spans…

The bridges – which we cannot cross
Until they’re in our sights.
Preparing things too early
Feeds disaster’s appetites.

And so we wait and hesitate
And maybe take a loss,
‘Cause ‘til we come upon that bridge,
We cannot get across.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Ilene ,a beautiful winning poem. Enjoyed reading every crossing bridge win. Hugs ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:24:00 AM
    This is fun and clever! I so enjoyed this one. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 7:04:00 AM
    I just love your work Ilene, Congratulations on your win xx

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:25:00 PM
    Congrats on the win in the contest of Deb, Ilene

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:50:00 PM
    Ilene, your entries are so powerful I don't see how there will be any top places left by the time I get there... Great stuff here.... Love ya dearly.... Jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:46:00 PM
    ILENE, Congratulations on your Crossing That Bridge win.... always & forever :) LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:10:00 PM
    congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Bridges burn for what we yearn and then tomorrow comes. The best that we can hope for is that we don't end up bums. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:01:00 PM
    very nicely penned wishes

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Your poems are always remarkable. I see from skat's comment that this is in a contest. It reads like a winner to me. Great poem.

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:09:00 PM
    nice one.. good luck in the contest....SKAT