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The Dream of Life

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The Dream of Life

The purpose of living isn’t all just giving
But receiving back in return;
It’s a two-way street not always so sweet 
When lessons are meant to be learned. 
The dream of life is struggle and strife
And love like it has no end;
Every moment is a double edged sword
Where enemies might become friends.
The potential’s inside to laugh or cry
At the weariness time invokes;
While appearances change what’s really strange 
Is fear on the other side of hope.  
And children playing in complete abandon
Immersed in the here and now;
Jesus said be just like them 
But we missed the message somehow.  
This life is a gift, a mysterious lift 
From out of the who knows where, why or when;
All that is real is the love that we feel
And all of the pain when it ends.
Although nothing’s ever final they say
Because the universe is a gigantic mind;
Interwoven and interconnected throughout 
The fabric we call time.
Dark and light, black and white,
North, south, east and west;
Opposites attract and interact 
Like wakefulness and rest.
The dream of life is to see this life     
Deeper than oceans lay wide;
From cradle to death we tend to forget 
Our home is the boundless-ly beautiful
Starry skies.  


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  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:59:00 AM

    Hi Terry, your poems are meant to be saved and cherished to be read again and again. Amazing sequence of rhyme and story telling. Can't get enough of your poetry so keep writing and I'll be here! :)) When are you getting a book together?

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin Date: 4/29/2012 2:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A book you say? Not until I'm as good as you Liz and I've got a looooooooooooong way to go to get there! But thanks for asking sweety:)
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 11:03:00 AM

    Well written this lovely poem Terrell. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin Date: 4/28/2012 3:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot Lovely Anne. Take care until we meet again...Terry
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 7:24:00 AM

    this has so much wisdom in it! well-written and powerful. nice one!

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin Date: 4/28/2012 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're a bit of a philosopher yourself Ilene and a damn good one at that. Keep reading & writing & I'll do my best to do the same thanks to good people like you hun. Peace, Terry