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Below is the poem entitled Reflection which was written by poet Ivor Davies. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There comes a time when one reflects
on everything that one expects,
on everything that one has done
and whether life has been much fun.

In looking back on life’s long game
we may find pleasure and some pain.
There may be things we should have done
but overlooked whilst having fun.

Reflection on what life’s about
could leave your being filled with doubt
about the way you handled life,
and handled fun and handled strife.

If I had gone a different way
would I be where I am today,
and if I’d took a different turn
would I have found much more to learn?

Reflection helps to cleanse the soul
to gather fragments into whole,
then if you think some bits are lost
go look for them, at any cost!

No matter where your life has led
or on what diet you’ve been fed,
there’s one thing clear beyond all doubt,
today’s the day life’s all about.

Tomorrow, it may never come.
Yesterday is long since done.
This moment is the only time
to change the rhythm of your rhyme.

Ivor G Davies

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  1. Date: 8/28/2012 11:32:00 AM
    I haven't read your poems in a while, and was delighted to see you've posted several new ones. This poem is excellent, I was wondering why it was I liked your poems so well before, now I know.

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 5:57:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Ivor. I hope to be able to read a lot more of your writing in this new year 2012. Love, Carol

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    Date: 8/28/2012 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THank you Carol, unfortunately now I am retired I do not get much time for writing! A lot of my poems are posted on my own site at but I really must try to find time to post new poetry her on poetry soup....
  1. Date: 1/9/2012 11:26:00 AM
    This is great, Ivor. A wonderful message. I especially like the line "today's the day life's all about." This is so true. Love, Kim