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Looking at life

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Looking at life

Looking at life

It’s beautiful
So many different hues
Of green, It kinds of knocks me out
There is not just a few
As I look among the many trees
How it amazes me
There’s light, and medium, soft and dark
So many hues I see.

It’s wonderful
It’s such a lovely show
There’s Butcher birds, and Ravens
Oh how it makes me glow
Parrots dressed in green and blue
Doves, and wagtails too
On velvet grass that’s feather soft
Neath sky so very blue.

Some folk they think of suicide
Have they not eyes at all?
Cannot they see loves magic? 
How life’s so beautiful
Wake up, wake up, and look at life
All those greens, and blues and yellows
Look at the birds and ask yourself
“Why are they such happy fellows”?

18 July 2014 @ 1240hrs.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2014 8:22:00 PM
    Beautiful write Peter, so vivid I felt I was right there seeing all the colors of hue. Just a great poem. Your friend Lynn.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/11/2014 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Lyn. It is always wonderful when People read my stuff and enjoy it. I appreciate our kind comments very much, my friend.....peter.
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 7:13:00 PM
    open eyes and be grateful of this beautiful life ...loved the message and poem... seriously!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/11/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Hina I must have missed your wonderful comments. But I do appreciate them so very much, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/26/2014 2:14:00 PM
    Again, another gem I simply must fav my friend! The spirit in this right slays me and lifts my soul. I read it and immediately cast away a worry had I had moments ago.. That's the beauty of your gift my friend!!! Thanks....

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/26/2014 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Rober, at times I think you are too generous with your comments on my writes. But I do appreciate them very much. You have a wonderful time with your family, my friend. Me thinks I like being compared to the great, and amazing Frank Stanton, Couldn't get better praise than this. Thank you, Mate....peter
    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/26/2014 2:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Five brothers and 4 sisters are coming to my home for a family get together tomorrow. I want your writes easy to access and show them. They have been asking me about you ever since I started talking about how you write so much like the amazing Frank Stanton! I'll show them all tomorrow!!
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 6:49:00 AM
    Yes, Peter, there is just so much that people never see, so many thoughts they never think, and so much of life that is lost to those that look for joy in self gratification. I'm grateful that we are able to see.... Robert.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Me too Robert, I wish that I had seen it years ago when my only joy was to drink the booze and smoke the wacky baccy. It is better late than never though. I appreciate your kind comments, always, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 2:04:00 AM
    How beautiful life cud be,, u hv wonderfully portrayed,, thnx for so much positive energy thru' ur this amazing write Peter my dear friend//upma//

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr Sharma for your lovely comments they always inspire me to keep writing my stuff, I appreciate this, my friend......Peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 9:07:00 PM
    Love he positive message in this write, I wish people would look at things through your eyes, Peter it's a really nice work. I'm sadden for some people whom just can't see the beauty of this world, and want to take the easy way out. Thank you for your wonderful comments on my new stuff, I'm glad you like my history stuff alot. Well I promised Tom I would spend some time with him tonight so I'll catch you and Vera later. Hey by the way let Vera know I sent her some mail. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How can they not Cheri, how can they not see lives beauty? They only have to change their perspective by a fraction of a degree, and it is all good. Joy is marvellous misery is pure despair. Have a good night with Tom, my friend, and thank you for your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:35:00 PM
    maybe if people could see what you see (both physically and spiritually!), they'd have a similar attitude. it's so refreshing to read your uplifting words, peter!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 4:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi ilene I am happy to write these words when I know that is inspirational to someone. I just try to make people see another side of life. As always I appreciate you nice comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 5:52:00 PM
    How wonderful....full bellies and companionship is all they need...Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 5:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are right there Tim the human mind is a double edged sword I am afraid. Thanks for your kind comments, mate....peter
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 4:51:00 PM
    wonderful imagery in this colourful write Peter. Hugs Jan xxx

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/19/2014 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jan, I always appreciate your kind words....peter