Life Not A Contest

Your contest I don't want to be in my friend
You want our lives to be a forever contest
Your best friend you always say that I am
Do you always need to be one up on me

I get something new and tomorrow you have it too
I get an illness and you have it or had it only worse
I say I love something and you always loved it first
I want to be me and you be you, as life isn't a contest 
to me.

"The Contest Contest" of Joe Flach
Written by Carol Brown  03/15/2012
Honorable Mention

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 10/18/2013 10:31:00 PM
Reads like you're talking about my two grandkids. 7&8 yrs old. They're always competing.
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Date: 8/29/2012 10:14:00 AM
So true Carol..I have always felt like this a bit with my little sister BUt then again..imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Light & Love
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Date: 7/11/2012 12:26:00 PM
Hi carol Stunning write lovedit, all the best Owen
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Date: 7/7/2012 8:52:00 AM
So true! Life is not a contest. Nice
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Date: 6/11/2012 4:22:00 AM
Very wonderful Poetry... U have been consistent in commenting on my works... I think its time to pause and dedicate some minutes to some of your beautiful poems... This is really nice.
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Date: 5/22/2012 12:31:00 PM
individualality be a leader not a follower its nice to be different love to caht more to you on face book but dont know how could you tell me davidscottx
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Date: 5/4/2012 9:12:00 AM
A cute one, i enjoy your writes =] -Rachelle
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Date: 5/3/2012 10:24:00 AM
that person must be a very silly bleep
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Date: 5/2/2012 12:32:00 AM
very nice, Carol. I'm enjoying your work. Wesley
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Date: 4/25/2012 12:50:00 PM
Great inspiration from you, I really want to talk personally with you, how do we do it. Please send me the answer in my email......
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Date: 4/22/2012 10:05:00 AM
Hope this poem reaches out to all those narrow-minded people..liked it !!
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Date: 4/20/2012 11:27:00 PM
This is so true. Even sisters sometimes want to be like us so much that they compete like this too. Great point and you made it. Well said. Huggs TLee
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Date: 4/16/2012 2:53:00 PM
love it carol good job
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Date: 4/3/2012 11:46:00 AM
This one caught my fancy Carol. We all know people who feel so incredibly inadequate that their ego boost has to come from denegrating others. Native Americans have a tradition of being quiet and smoking a peace pipe after dinner with friends while talking "foolishness" is considered an insult. Silence, in other words, is golden in their view and I tend to agree with their wisdom. We should all listen more and talk less. Thanks for posting & God Bless. Terry
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Date: 3/28/2012 1:12:00 PM
I think that you are right. I agree with you. Life is not a contest. This is really good. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for commenting on my poems. I see all these contests, but I don't know how to enter. is there some kind of regulation. Lucilla
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Date: 3/24/2012 11:58:00 AM
Nicely penned on contest,Carol.Congratulations on your honorable mention!
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Date: 3/24/2012 7:57:00 AM
Life ain't no contest for sure...enjoyed your poem Carol...congrats.
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Date: 3/22/2012 8:03:00 AM
Thank you everyone. Cheers to you all. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/22/2012 7:58:00 AM
Very profound take on the task and truer words have not been spoken! Light & love
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Date: 3/22/2012 2:04:00 AM
Very well explained, madame. I hope you win this contest. On a separate note though, at times the people who behave in this manner, they do it may be to make us feel better. Thank you for visiting my work, and for your very kind comments too, madame.
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Date: 3/21/2012 3:57:00 PM
Hi Carol - Well said. A lot of that goes on, and am not sure why. Maybe the other person sees the grass on your side of the fence as always being greener no matter what the circumstances. (Thanks for your supportive comments of my poetry.) - Gail
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Date: 3/21/2012 12:59:00 PM
Nice piece,Carol.Congratulations on your win..This is lovely.And thanks for your wonderful comments on my work....
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Date: 3/21/2012 10:21:00 AM
like i said, carol, a fine piece on rivalry... congrats on your win!..:) huggs
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Date: 3/21/2012 8:02:00 AM
Carol congrats on your win..David
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Date: 3/21/2012 6:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Carol with this well stated poem. Thank you for your kind comments and your support. Love Alexa
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