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Words of Wisdom contest

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Words of Wisdom contest

Blossom of fruit trees
strewn around the orchard
subtle hues of pink and white
shot through with purple

Seeing it reminds me that
like the fruit trees so do 
each of us in our own way
blossom as we pass through 

Blossom starts as a tiny bud
then through the months
opens up flooding the world
with vibrant scent and colour

Just like that tender bud
we open our minds to the new
and flower for all to see
staying true to ourselves 

So when you see the blossom
keep in your mind the thought
for you to flourish and bloom
you must live and strive for fruition

Live each day as if your last
spend no time in past regrets
move on and keep climbing ladders
stretch up and reach for the stars 

Do not squander your time here
march boldly on into the future
let not adversity hold you back
laugh in it's face as you pass

Many times you may be tempted
to sit back and take it easy
sloth only grows in strength
so easy to put things off

Tomorrow never comes, so onward
battle now with all your might
remember as you live your life
each new day is adventure waiting

I went with the Creative Process and referred to blossoms as they for fill their life
 
written 01/09/2014

contest:  Words of Wisdom

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  1. Date: 1/24/2014 9:34:00 AM
    An inspiring poem that won to fruition then. Lovd d rhymin n wording. CONGRATS ON YOR WIN.

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 3:05:00 AM
    Such a flowery and fruity free verse. Congrats! I REALLY enjoyed reading YOUR word of wisdom in this metaphor! Dutch Greeting Elly

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/22/2014 1:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Elly I enjoyed yours too Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:32:00 PM
    Inspiring write on the words of wisdom and congrats on the win, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/22/2014 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Ram kind of you Shadow x smile hugs
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 4:12:00 PM
    Beautiful.. Well written. Keep on writing and well done for being among the top 100 most active poets.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Funom and ty very much glad you liked it Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..If only we could be all we could be like those blossoms..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Sara any news? ty yes sadly many including myself fail to reach fruition glad you enjoyed I always enjoy visits to your page Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:41:00 AM
    A pretty and optimistic poem here! Good luck in the contest! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Matthew and ty very much Shadow x smile hug
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:09:00 AM
    Wisdom flows from this piece, good luck in the contest.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rick dear ty Shadow x smile hug