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The Other Way Around

As life is like a wheel, best of time could turn up
Bad time moves alternating what’s on top
Be steep in spirit at the height of your loss
And be humble when winning comes at close

As trunk of a tree is cut and becomes a support
As diamond is shaped to its desired form
While silkworm works hard to spin a silken cocoon
For human sufferings in life, they become of worth

No one will make a bow without an arrow
Likely God won’t test you if you are weak
If you fail today, don’t fill your heart with sorrow
Instead pose a chic smile with winning streak

There’s no turning back to correct the past
Rather move forward to create a better future
If you join a race and landed last
The last to come is a determined winner

If you can cry for a lost
Why can’t you smile for a cause
As time goes by, old ones become more valuable
A newly born becomes adorable

Avoiding the challenge can change nothing
But facing the challenge can change everything
If we come across at the wrong road
There is always the other way around

By: Noel N. Villarosa
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  1. Date: 2/22/2011 12:24:00 PM
    I am stopping by just to thank you Noel, for your kind comment and also to ask you to continue with your writing endeavors. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 6:45:00 AM
    thankxx Noel for your wonderful and uplifting blog comment my friend.. all is much better and Ron will be out of hospital and home this Tuesday if his progress continues.. all your prayers helped so much as well and your luv and support.. hope u had a wonderful T.D. celebration my friend..

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 8:16:00 AM
    Good one...The part about the life being like a wheel...I thought of a Ferris Wheel for sure..My mother used to say that money was made round so that it would roll from one person's pocket to another..I like the analogies here..I am glad that you found something to take away from my work about "Out On The Porch"..Sara

  1. Date: 11/16/2010 5:42:00 PM
    HI, Noel, it's cool how all your lines sounded like your own quotes on how to live life. I love the message of your title line! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 9:10:00 PM
    strong meaning for the last stanza, enjoyed this one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 7:45:00 AM
    Noel, your words of wisdom will surely inspire and uplift many! It's true, "The las to come in is a determined winner". Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 5:50:00 AM
    Stuffed with very inspiring and thought provoking expressions, Noel