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What Doesn't Kill Us

Survival we are learning from the time we learn to crawl, to walk and then to climb. Perhaps we’ll teeter, fall, and bash our head! We grow, and to new struggles we are led. Once old, we find the gift that loves to give is sickness! We are dying while we live! Lucky souls might live to see their hundredth. What doesn’t kill us just postpones our death. 68 Words . Written Feb. 27, 2017 for the contest of Laura Loo

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Date: 3/14/2017 3:54:00 PM
OH, Andrea, one from the very dark side of life. I have often felt that Life is a death sentence...An harsh take on an old adage....
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Date: 3/11/2017 9:27:00 PM
Andrea, congratulations on your win ~* Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/10/2017 11:25:00 AM
Coming back with congrats.
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Date: 3/10/2017 9:21:00 AM
lovely poem for a very lovely lady :) thank you and congrats sweet Andrea :)-luloo
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Date: 3/6/2017 10:38:00 AM
This is wonderful. you have once again produced another masterpiece which is a true testament of your reputation in this wonderful community. Thanks a lot for the share.
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Date: 3/2/2017 6:38:00 PM
Truth in a couplet. Nice job.
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Date: 3/1/2017 3:09:00 AM
The truth we all try to avoid. Nice poem for the competition, Andrea.
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Date: 2/28/2017 8:44:00 PM
A master words-craftsman -- I think of all my vices that are slowly killing me -- good thing I'm not in a hurry!! your one of the best!
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Date: 2/28/2017 7:53:00 PM
So true. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 2/28/2017 6:41:00 PM
I believe in quality of life over quantity...go out and live life
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Date: 2/28/2017 1:58:00 PM
It's out there flying around. It has to land on someone.
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Date: 2/28/2017 11:16:00 AM
We just gotta take our best shot, best wishes Andrea...
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Date: 2/28/2017 10:44:00 AM
like leaves on a tree my friend, we all fall from grace and disappear in the winter wind...good luck
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Date: 2/28/2017 6:02:00 AM
It is something that everyone will have to do sooner or later. Nicely done Andrea.
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