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Uphill 'n' downhill through life

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Uphill 'n' downhill through life

Take life for an escalator
Go both through its ups 
and downs
Ride it like on an elevator
Expect both smiles and 
frowns.

Take life for a suspense 
novel
you and I unaware what 
the next day will hold
Meditate and muse, or 
this book of life just 
peruse
Pore over it to watch 
life's mysteries unfold.

Take life for the open sea
But pray drown not 
yourself in it
lest you lose sight of 
God's shore
and thereby lose all 
spiritual wit.


Take life for a candle
let its glow illumine 
others too
and in each and every of 
its flicker
Try finding a hint or clue

Each soul's life unique as 
mazes of one's 
thumbprint
And usually for many 
life's quite an uphill battle
At times sweet as 
molasses, at times bitter 
as mint
and life's roller coaster 
shakes you like a rattle.

Life tis like the rise and 
fall of notes
Consoling to find people 
in the same boats
Ah on life you can find a 
zillion quotes.

Thus ponder over your 
life and reflect
how good you've been 
to it
and not just how it's 
been treating you
Veer around the pit, and 
keep your path lit
for darkness of the soul 
is for you unfit.

(relates to the contest 
prompt in how we 
should live our lives 
being ourselves coz we 
are all unique but we 
should also blossom into 
a giving spirit at heart)

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  1. Date: 6/10/2014 3:45:00 PM
    S Zaynub, CONGRATULATIONS.... You sure slammed the slam.... Hugs... LINDA

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 9:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on a great win! Bravo!

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 8:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win and thanks for supporting my slamming contest… Verlena

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 7:23:00 PM
    This is a nice poem.I love it.

  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 1:40:00 PM
    this is good congrats on win Shadow x smile hugs

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Inspiring write on the words of wisdom and congrats on the win, zaynub

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:40:00 AM
    This is an amazing write--complex in it's structure and rhyme yet simple and cogent in it's message. So glad I discovered your poetry.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 3:21:00 PM
    I really like you sincere and honest poems. They are beautiful to read. Keep writing, my friend and I will read...peter

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:19:00 AM
    thoughtful write indeed

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Wow! This is absolutely an excellent write my dear friend SZ. Good food for thoughts and lessons in life! You did it very well. So love and thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing! Good luck in the contest. Thank you so much as well for enjoying my latest poem and your wonderful comments. Have a great weekend! love lots and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 7:08:00 AM
    You are beautiful my friend, and as a Christian I trust he has walked on honest feet, inside you're very soul, it does not matter what religious titles we bare from birth, it is the condition of the heart that matters, and that my dear, he knows very well, you are more than a humble poetess, you are his child, in love and grace, hugs xxx

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 9:46:00 PM
    lovely execution , good observation on life , i enjoyed it while reading ...

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Szk...i like the lines that reflect upon our commonalities....makes one less lonely...jimbo

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:36:00 PM
    thoughtful and thought provoking indeed, my friend

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 2:02:00 PM
    - Lessons in life .... very well written!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 7:53:00 AM
    soupmail

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 7:30:00 AM
    I really enjoyed your philosophy of life here dear poet, I will fav this beauty, and keep it close to my heart, whenever I need a gentle reminder on how to live a good life, big hugs from me to you xxx

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 2:44:00 AM
    Grt perspective o luk at d life nice poem

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Superbly written Pal. I enjoyed reading. very realistic.

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