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Follow that rainbow

Life is possibility
there are broad horizons out there for us all if only we will look 
If children don’t succeed they try again or try something else – 
life is about finding who we are, what our purpose is, and where our talents lay… 
Just because we are not happy with something now 
does not mean tomorrow will not bring brighter horizons

Get out and follow the rainbow of opportunity
its spectrum of options are numerous in number and variety
Look top your heart and minds desires and work with it
A potter will work with a piece of clay, take it and mold it
Squash it, slip it, turn - carve - colour - glaze and cook it
In attempt to master the minds perfection

We do not always get it right
but there is little that cannot be scrapped and redone
before too far down the path and then re-do
There is nothing to say if we become lost to our first desires
that in looking for others we shall not find where we should be at
or what it is we should be doing

Too many of yester-years children have grown up 
to thinking they have no place within our society
they have become lost to lack of jobs
they are skilled and talented in own direction
as humans they bring chance to our world with new skills
those that are being lost through continual rejection

Each of us has personal pot of gold to find
not always is this financial but one that makes us feel needed
Each of us should be encouraging 
so many live miles from home families divided miles apart
Community is individuality here and yet we need pull back together
for in doing so we will know each others needs to support

When the efforts of others become unrecognised
We can lose that which is vital to having the skills needed
for tomorrow or future years
Pulling together now and offering needed skills to fit in
An hour or two’s experience in an alternatve can keep us in touch with one another
I was always taught that none of us know what will happen to us in years ahead
Sowing seeds now could help us grow or keep us going then

Think twice because times are changing
Those latter years of our lives could perhaps see us working retirements
With those we helped along the way over us instead
Teach them what you know and they’ll remember
Maybe helping you in your struggles or perhaps retraining
Karma comes around as it goes around, make yours good!

Copyright © Anna-Marie Docherty

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  1. Date: 11/2/2011 1:17:00 PM
    What a wonderful message in this one. So uplifting--a pleasure to read to day. Keep on writing and sharing your words. Karen

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 9:00:00 PM
    I sure hope you are right becuase if something doesn't give, we are all in for a big world of hurt!

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 9:16:00 PM
    Ann Marie, that last stanza is so full of wisdom. It's very sad the world today and this poem makes me feel sad again for my husband who has so many skills but nobody will hire him for a decent job. The young ones starting out having a rough road ahead of them too. well, it was nice to see you tonight. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 5:30:00 PM
    Wise and wonderful words Anna-Marie .. great presentation and the line on Karma is especially dear to me.. and it does come around ... over and over again.. so do good and it will be good to u..luv.. magnificent write .. thankxx for the warm and welcome comments on my contest entry ..

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 1:10:00 PM
    Anna-Marie, this poem is so uplifting. It makes us realize we can never achieve everything we want, but if we don't try, we'll achieve nothing. You should definitely enter this one in Gareth's "Inspiration" contest because it does provide so much inspiration to the reader. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 12:15:00 PM
    I am stopping by today to thank you for your kind comments Anna-Marie. It is always a pleasure to read your wonderful poetry. Enjoyed this one very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Another wonderful piece that's relevant, Anna! Good advice we all can use. Soup Mail! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 8:49:00 AM
    wow! Anna _ Marie.. i want the key to follow that rainbow.. and i do believe in karma.. sadly i'm a victim of bad karma.. now i think of the posibilities.. and the broad horizon... i can have instead,, enjoyed your poem,..p.d.