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So Many Turns

Our lives can take so many turns And some quite unexpected, But one thing everybody learns Is that we're not protected From heartaches, losses, tears and grief. If luck is in our favor, Their visits will be swift and brief And leave no bitter flavor. So therefore we can then rejoice When smiles make an appearance And by our actions, make the choice To run some interference And gain some yardage for the good And give the bad a sacking, Advice that if it's followed would Not let our joy be lacking. We cannot plan for what's ahead. The future that we're facing Will be much better if instead Of dread there is embracing.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/19/2017 9:46:00 PM
This starts out tugging at the heart and then steels the soul to rise up and embrace life and champion the journey.
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Date: 9/1/2017 2:46:00 PM
Your words so true, we must act with wisdom, and steel ourselves for future thats hidden.
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Date: 8/14/2017 9:57:00 PM
Great wisdom in these lines, Ilene, and it flows so smoothly. I get the impression you compose your poems quickly. Am I right? An enjoyable read. / M
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Date: 8/12/2017 6:38:00 PM
I love the uplifting ending of the poem Ilene and from the experiences of the last few weeks I sure embrace life :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/12/2017 4:07:00 PM
Here's a big HUG for this one, Ilene. These lines should be read aloud to be enjoyed more fully. It's great!
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