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Twenty Years

Twenty years in which to learn Lessons great in value Twenty years to be aware Of what is real or untrue All this time; I wonder if I've spent it well enough And what have I to show for it… Is it merely piles of stuff? Or something one can't easily grasp Such as the love we covet Given freely to someone No misgivings or regret By what scale, then, should we measure The thing we call success? I think it should be measured by The people we have blessed And how we've shown to those behind The way to live a life With grace and kind abidance Through the times of trial and strife ©Donna Golden June, 2005 (Written just before my 20 year high school reunion!)

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Date: 7/5/2011 6:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Donna. May your poetry bring inspiration to others as they read it. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/5/2011 5:49:00 AM
Congrats Donna on your poem being featured. Hope all is well. Vince
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Date: 1/5/2009 10:56:00 PM
You could still be 20... don't worry, I won't ask! K.
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Date: 1/5/2009 10:38:00 PM
...definitely worth a second look! K.
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Date: 1/5/2009 10:37:00 PM
Such a beautiful message! You are wise beyond your years... perfect cadence and rhyming. Keep writing! God bless, Keith
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Date: 12/20/2008 11:08:00 PM
You write with great wisdom and insight... lovely cadence and rhyming, and a sublime message! Best wishes, Keith
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