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Each Day Takes its Turn

Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we strive to make sure 
each day enlightens us 
and brightens us
even as light fades to gray 
may we keep fighting 
with two swollen feet
beneath the body and soul 
experiencing trials 
and intense life lessons 
meshed with stresses 
may we persevere 
turn off  fear's song 
may we stand firm 
as we glide along 
through shifty winds of change 
that may cause things to sway
but we hold true
inside the values and morality
we stand for 
fall for nothing 
may stumble along the trip 
may swerve at the wheel yet 
do not lose our grip
because no one 
can eclipse the sun 
everyone heals 
before they're done

Just when situations arise 
flooding us with pain we despise
and just when it seems like
our tear ducts are dry 
from ongoing cries
we may think 
things are on the brink of ending
then God shows us the ways of faith
by way of love that he's sending

Standing firm 
we live 
we give 
we take 
we learn 
we make sure 
every day enlightens us 
and brightens us 
as each day takes its turn. 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good take on the way life goes along JSL and the choice people get to be with God, If they wish,..'
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Date: 5/22/2013 1:18:00 PM
Late to the party, I see you posted this a long time ago, but I was browsing the site's best Carpe Diem poems and found yours, and WOW! Totally loved it, especially how you bring us full circle, and emphasize your message so it packs a real powerful punch! I'll be checking out your other poems too! This one is already one of my favorites, that I can see myself reading over and over again whenever I feel my strength to keep going is waning.
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Date: 4/11/2012 4:22:00 PM
Inspiring, truly a testament to Christ. I felt the spirit as I read this.
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Date: 3/23/2012 5:33:00 PM
Stirring words JS, all of lifes experiences told to remind the reader we take and hopefully deal with what we are given.
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Date: 3/19/2012 1:33:00 PM
First of all: HAHAHAH! -- I loved your phobia/fetish comment on my poem "Demonic Noise". Secondly, this poem is epically awesome and I have never seen this type of poetry until now. Nicely done and very inspiring! Always, Laura
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Date: 3/15/2012 4:59:00 PM
beautiful words, my friend.
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Date: 3/15/2012 10:44:00 AM
Joey-This is different for you. I like your traditional style but I like this too. Very cool how you started and ended the same. Makes your point stand out nicely. Btw...your latest comments to me were so darn funny! Have a great day :)
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Date: 3/13/2012 2:25:00 PM
Thanks for reading my stuff - what shall I call you - JS. Your layout makes the reader stress each line a little more. I like that. I like your wish to learn, thus be enlightened. daver
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Date: 3/13/2012 11:32:00 AM
Love the message this gives. Wonderful write. love phyl
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Date: 3/13/2012 5:48:00 AM
very cool write
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Date: 3/12/2012 7:33:00 PM
VERY nice one, one of your best "message" poems, Joey!!! And that was funny what you said about the tornado chasers. they are sure idiots!!
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Date: 3/12/2012 6:41:00 PM
Excellent one and interesting style! I much enjoyed reading this! <3 Always, Laura
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Date: 3/12/2012 4:14:00 AM
riveting piece, JS.. every moment counts and this work says it all with much lyrical content.. smashing!..:) huggs!
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Date: 3/10/2012 11:33:00 PM
I love this beautiful write of love and hope, every word true. Fear is the greatest barrier to living a full life. I love the line, may we keep fighting with two swollen feet. Great words, truly inspirational. Always good to read your poetry. You are an eclectic guy! Blessings. Rhonda
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Date: 3/10/2012 7:44:00 PM
Great! This is a totally awesome write my friend! I have read many of your poems and this one stands out as one of my favorites! And I believe it's love that keeps us going, bringing us up and above any heartache! I love the lines, "do not lose our grip, because no one, can eclipse the sun, yet" these lines tell it all from your write! I enjoyed your poem that I have read this evening! Incredible Work!!
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