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The bad

Why would you choose to have so many worries?
Why would you choose to have so many woes?
Why would you choose to get carried away by them?
In the end they could be friends not foes

You see, all these things that happened to you today
They all teach you something
And the lessons wont easily fade away 
You could be worried about the tough
But listen, interestingly enough,

If you only think about the bad
Then the bad is all you will see

So please my friend, just listen to me
Think about what you learnt from the bad
And instead of regret you will see
That if it hadn't happened
Than to a certain degree
The person you are right now, you wouldn't be.

And in the future
When you think back to the past
And all you remember is the bad,

Maybe then it will cross your mind
That that weird poem you once read, might have been right.

Copyright © Charlotte de Bekker | Year Posted 2009

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  1. Date: 2/28/2016 8:00:00 AM

    Charlotte de Bekker, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing, hope to see a new one from you again. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 1/7/2016 8:33:00 AM

    Charlotte, thank you for sharing, enjoyed the poem. SKAT
  1. Date: 7/30/2009 4:18:00 AM

    Like the words that you have penned. We all have something that we can learn from another no matter the age and I have learned something from this writing. Keep writing. Sara
  1. Date: 6/20/2009 4:07:00 PM

    i won't say i wouldn't look at the bad again but everybody have their own story. but this poem was good casue i can related to it keep it up
  1. Date: 6/20/2009 2:19:00 AM

    HAHA<3 I Love Yew Chazz,Crazy Dutchie*.* And i Wonts Ever Look at the Bad Again-->Thanx To this Stoooooooopid Poem:p(Nah!I love it!=) )

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