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In Twenty Four Hours

In twenty four hours life can drastically change.....

One moment blissfully happy walking on cloud nine
Thinking life is beautiful and wonderful, oh so divine
Then something happens that fills you with despair
Feels like you have been sent to hell without a prayer

Maybe doctors tells you have some incurable disease
Up to the heavens you look, reciting desperate pleas
Or you have cancer and you must battle for your life
It is like being stabbed in the gut with an invisible knife

You find out the one you adore, no longer loves you
The life your shared together is suddenly bid adieu 
Or you lose a loved one, death causes so much pain
Barely holding self together, trying not to go insane

In twenty four hours life can drastically change.....

One moment living a life filled with sorrow and strife
Questioning your fate and the purpose of your life
Then somethings happens that fills you full of hope
A glimmer of an incline instead of a downward slope 

Your disease is treatable, quality of life still intact
You decide to fight with all you got, stop being attacked
Your cancer has gone into remission, life is yours once more 
You promise to live each moment fully, like you never did before

A person enters your life and shows you what love truly is about
This special love will last forever, this you know without a doubt
A newborn enters your life whom you cherish and adore
The unconditional love of a child, no one could ask for more.

In twenty four hours life can drastically change.....

It's how you chose to deal with life curves is what really matters
Try to be positive and not let negative thoughts rip you into shatters
Find the courage and the strength to face each day anew
Everyone has hurdles that their trying to live through

Their is always someone that is far worse off than you
Let family and friends help hold you together like glue
Remember you matter to those that hold you dear
Have faith and hope, don't let yourself succumb in fear

Don't dwell on yesterdays sorrows, for you can't change the past
Tomorrow is beyond our control and comes without being asked
Live for today and deal with each battle as they come
For your life is the last thing you should abstain from!

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  1. Date: 11/4/2013 5:47:00 PM
    This is a unique and creative write. Filled with emotion that tugs at the heartstrings. Nice job Thanks for the nice comment on my Love HInts poem

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Well done. Very inspirational write.

  1. Date: 3/15/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Thank you for writing such beautiful poem. It touches the heart so deep. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:53:00 AM
    sis, back for a re-read of this, I love the twists and turns in this gem, I think a lot of us take life for granted, well done I love it....David

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:56:00 PM
    Cecilia, it was lovely seeing you here commenting today. Please hurry and write us a new poem!! I really want to see one.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:57:00 PM
    Hi Cecillia I hope the last 24 hours have been amazing. Just dropping by to wish you well.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Cecilia, this is lovely and worth revisiting. Thank-you so much for your comment. Perspective is such an interesting thing to explore. Thank-you again for this work.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Great work about a dread disease..Enjoyed reading this emotive and expressive work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Soup mail

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 4:12:00 AM
    Woooow, it really is a very well written poem! - Compassion ...... hope .... dreams are shattered ..... dreams of a better tomorrow ..... EVERYTHING that life is all about!! - Wishing you a lovely weekend, Cecilia - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:50:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:38:00 PM
    there are so many things that can change you. we just cant be numb to the things goingon around us we have to move.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Cecelia, thank-you for your comment. So, you have tackled the universal question--Is the glass half full-or half empty? Isn't it remarkable (as you have penned) that our hopes and aspirations are subject to so much feeling? How fortunate we are who can go with the flow! I have always thought that life is a mixed blessing. There is sadness and joy in all that we do. It's such a paradox. I hope and trust you are well. Thanks for this poem.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Good night Cecilia. Read this one again, it is very good.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 9:47:00 AM
    !!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:20:00 PM
    You are so right... life can drastically changed within 24 hours... actually, it can change within a matter of seconds. Life is unpredictable. This really makes me appreciate and value how precious it is to live! Very well done

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 7:54:00 PM
    A 7 and a Fav....A beautiful msg. :o)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Thanks for your visit, I hope all is well with you. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Very well written. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 4:57:00 AM
    well penned Cecilia.....very good advice....hugs

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