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

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I can set my chin against the wind
And even shut my eyes to sin.
Yet, I live my days with a purpose still
To help someone, someway, with some will.

The person needing help the most
Is he that from me has sometimes been lost.
It is me, of course, of whom I speak
And this discourse is more than just a peak.

Though I try to be savvy, witty, and upbeat
There are those moments alone where I fall to defeat.
I have found a few words though, to help get me by
Often I use them, so I will continue to try.

Someone once said, "Life is like a vending machine".
You wonder why...well, here's the thing.
From the day we're born I have no doubt
"If you don't put something in...You won't get anything out"!

So, put the coins in your vending machine
Let others know that you have been.
Take the choice you have vended
And pray that it is enough, when life has ended.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2011 10:52:00 AM
    A great way of expressing the ups and downs of life. Loved it.

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 2:45:00 PM
    Great write here Daniel, pleasure to read today!

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 12:02:00 PM
    So sorry to hear u are not feeling well Dan .. will put u on our Church prayer chain is a 24/7 round the clock seven days revolving prayer for all in need... please let me know how u are doing my friend.. with luv..

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 3:30:00 PM
    That's a great analogy with the vending machine, Daniel. If we don't put anything into life, we'll get nothing out of it. Now put on your thinking cap and maybe write something humorous for the "Taxing Times" contest, my friend. Hope life is going well for you. I've been off the site for a while, but am trying to get back into the swing of things. Had some personal business out of town and it wasn't pleasant. So come on, make me laugh! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 10:44:00 AM
    an intresting take on life here Daniel, just as long i don't study on it to hard, i would not like to take on its physical character ha ha.

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 5:08:00 PM
    I liked this. Life is like that. By the way, my freakin' Eagles are out of it. There is still life in the Chicago-Green Bay area. Good luck!! Vince

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 2:42:00 PM
    Nice metophorical picture of life you have presented , Daniel

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 12:41:00 PM
    One hell of a good analogy of life in general to a vending machine. Your last line says a lot about life. You have both great descriptiveness and rhyming in this offering.