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My Life As I See It

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My Life As I See It

My life as I see it wasn’t easy, but I didn’t have it that rough,

I got my share of breaks, but it was virtually an uphill fight,

There were nights when the moon shirked its duties and the stars, too afraid to shine, left me in frightening solitude,

Days where life was so grand, I walked with the magnanimous rays of the sun on my right shoulder, and with the girl of my every dream and fantasy’s head on the other,

I lost many races taking shortcuts that took me the long way, but illustrated scenery that taught me the true essence of beauty and enriched my life,

I gained lifelong priceless friendships over the years that cost me nearly everything, some of those relationships, in the end, did in fact revealed their worth,

My heart chased women too fast for it, which made it strong and healthy to love the woman it was meant for –but in the end that too failed…..

I missed out on life changing chances which set the conditions for opportunities that changed my life, though a couple I should have left knocking,

Nine out of ten times I chose righteousness over evil, even when that decision hurt, cost, or made me uncomfortable or unpopular…

The tenth time was usually exciting and fun, but made me a loser in the end

I found joy in some of the weirdest places to include travail and sorrow, but managed to rescue both anguish and tribulation from the clutches of the most perfect situation,

I never loved out of convenience, hated because it was expected, or inspired others to do either

I’ve had some amazing victories that were miracles, but I’ve also squandered away huge leads in heart breaking defeats… 

Not to mention times I’ve managed to limp away from draws with feelings of both relief and bitterness 

I’ve fought an uphill battle, but I caught some breaks,

I didn’t have it too tough, but my life as I see it –it wasn’t too easy either

Written in Afghanistan -4 AUG 2013

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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 3:58:00 PM

    This is stunning. So intellectually honest and heartfelt. WOW ... Priceless

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/22/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Awww, thanks Karen! I really appreciate that. You keep that up and you'll give me a big head LOL!!! MC
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 11:06:00 AM

    Self exposition. You did a gdeat job brother. You've got me thinking of my life now.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/20/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my man, yeah see now maybe you got a poem coming based on self reflection -I'd love to read it! Thanks again! MC
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:39:00 AM

    this z amazing... very natural, transparent, simply describd... n beautifulllllllllllll.....

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/8/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why, thank you! I'm so glad you liked it, you are way too kind!!! MC
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 1:47:00 PM

    Honest and well written , very intellectual, very self reviling . Brave !

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/8/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh yvette, I don't know how brave it was, but thank you so much as usual for your kind words! MC
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:10:00 AM

    Gosh, this looks like a good one for the REgret contest!! I really liked the contradiction inherent in this line: " I lost many races taking shortcuts that took me the long way, " I think we all might know that feeling to some degree. Soupmail.

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'll check out that contest, thanks I'm glad you liked this one. Never wrote one like this before. A lot of these lines do kind of touch on my life...taking shortcuts that take you the long way -yes definitely! Thanks for the mail! MC
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 4:09:00 PM

    This tells me more than any of the other poems I have read. I think you have moved a great distance in the right direction. Bravo Marquis!

    MC Mills-Cooper Avatar Marquis MC Mills-Cooper
    Date: 8/5/2013 7:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wrote it just the other day after we spoke, not sure where it came from, but I like it. Let see what else is out there, huh? Thanks! MC