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Hard Times

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Hard Times

No laugh without tears
No calm without fears
No justice without crimes
Love the hard times

No clean without stain
No relief without pain
Confusion breeds rhymes
Love the hard times

No profit without cost
No found without lost
Cold winds ring the chimes
Love the hard times 

Thus I learn to rejoice
When that faint inner voice
Inside me reminds
Love the hard times

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  1. Date: 7/20/2012 8:21:00 AM
    Good times, and bad times....we all experience both.........the story of life in a nutshell! You have summed it up...that is what living is all about! Nicely done!!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:33:00 PM
    lots of contrasts between good and bad to make this a nice little rhythmic read!! Much enjoyed!

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 2:49:00 PM
    Simple beautiful, truth and wisdom...having someone to share those good and bad times makes the bad times bearable and the good times, really good. Thanks for the visit and for writig this. This should bring hope to many of us who sometimes get overwhelmed by our circumstance. Have a great week! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 2:45:00 PM
    of cause and effect... struck by the depth and beauty of this piece, tim... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 10:08:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this very truthful work today..I appreciate your stopping by with congrats on winning in a contest..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:34:00 AM
    Tim , quite romantic really,..david

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:33:00 AM
    Tim , quite romantic really,..david