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The Four Ps and More

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The Four Ps and More

First, I thought I could not pick one passion.
Writing poetry, painting, planting, and
Photography, all equally driven –
So, what one thing makes me feel the most grand?

Experiences with diversity –
Discovery with serendipity –
Decisions made with spontaneity –
Solutions found without adversity –

Spur of the moment surprises…unplanned.
Helping others and showing compassion
All of these excite me; make me feel grand.
Then, it hit me, my ultimate passion.

No matter whether practicing talents
Or solving problems with excessive zest,
The absolute zeal, which never relents,
My greatest passion, always do my best.

(Not necessarily the best...just my best.)

© March 5, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

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  1. Date: 3/7/2012 6:12:00 PM
    And YOu do! Congrad's On Your win! Light & Love

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/8/2012 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Big smiles...Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Nicely determined and the perfect passion. congratulations Dane Ann. Love, Joyce

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/8/2012 5:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Joyce.
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 12:06:00 PM
    A very thoughtful piece Dane Ann...congratulations on your win in my contest..love,Deb

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/8/2012 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for choosing me to be a winner. I wanted to support your contest. At first I didn't think I could because I don't have just one passion, like the poem said. Then, I realized that I do have one passion...about everything...even things I am not good at doing...and that is to always do my best. So, your contest was actually insightful for me. Thank you for that, too!
  1. Date: 3/7/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Good afternoon and congratulations on your win in Deb Wilson's "Passion" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/8/2012 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol.
  1. Date: 3/6/2012 9:42:00 AM
    nice one! i like your 4 P's but like the choice you ultimately decided upon even more.

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 3/8/2012 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Ilene