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Life Is an Adventure

Down long lonesome roads of life, I traveled only resting when I've grown weak and weary or stumbling on memory lanes, pea graveled that cause my mournful eyes to become teary. My life is a library of memorable adventures. I look back on those that brought me sorrows, notwithstanding the rough and rocky ventures, I’ve always looked forward to brighter morrows. Courage always serves me as a faith restorer. Then I'm off on another journey in which I pretend that I'm a brave adventurist, a vagabond explorer, hoping to discover serenity around the next bend. Life offers us many of those up-and-down times, but I have reached the crest of the highest hills -- sat there, meditated, and wrote poetic rhymes, about sorrow's depth and how happiness fulfills. I've learned how to be both malleable and shrewd, relying on my senses and what nature will provide. Life can be felicitous, and if I have the right attitude I will accept my optimism to be a trusted guide.
[a collaboration of Jenna Logan and L Milton Hankins]
Written October 3, 2022 [My thanks to Jenna for initiating this little venture!]

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Date: 10/4/2022 9:12:00 AM
The right attitude is optimism. Great collaborative poem!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/4/2022 11:15:00 AM
Thank you so much, Caren. Be sure you comment to Jenna, too. She'll appreciate it.
Date: 10/4/2022 4:16:00 AM
A wonderful collaboration on life’s journey Milton and Jenna, and when all the highs and lows are taken into consideration, I find this a very philosophical write, it’s so well balanced, normally I can distinguish who wrote which lines, but in this case I find it quite impossible, which makes it all the better, cheers David
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Date: 10/3/2022 3:53:00 PM
Haven't dated PoetrySoup long enough to know how to comment to someone outside of this poem-response format... happy to reach out to Jenna if you'd tell me how...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2022 7:08:00 PM
Send her a Soup Mail, or, go to her poems and comment there. I'm sure she'd be delighted to hear from you. Go to New Poems List and when you find one of her poems, click on it and leave her a note. Lots of ways to contact on here.
Date: 10/3/2022 2:28:00 PM
Beautiful!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2022 3:00:00 PM
Thank you so much, Becky. I hope you'll comment to Jenna, as well. We enjoyed doing this, and it was completely a cooperative effort.
Date: 10/3/2022 1:39:00 PM
Milton such a lovely Collaboration between you and Jenna. You both work together wonderfully from reading this Special Poetry from the two of you. Two minds can certainly achieve great success and this is a fine example of such an effort...
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michael tor
Date: 10/3/2022 4:50:00 PM
I did my friend already...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2022 3:00:00 PM
Thank you, Michael. Be sure to comment to Jenna, as well, and let her know you appreciated her helping me.
Date: 10/3/2022 10:02:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this adventure with me, Milt. It was a fun journey.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 10/3/2022 10:37:00 AM
It was a delightful adventure to write with you, Milt.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 10/3/2022 10:10:00 AM
Aw, thank you, Jenna, for suggesting it. I enjoyed it a lot. I don't often do collaborations, but I liked this one with you.