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Learning to Love

June 22, 2013
By StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
19 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

A trial here, a problem there
a faulty friendship to repair
is all part of the way of life
won through hardships and bitter strife

The gift heaven has brought to us
trampled as if a speck of dust
because of frustration and stress
from those unworthy of life's test

but i won't act as others do
happiness is what i pursue
eternal joy as the reward
righteous in the eyes of the lord

A smile here, compliments there
positive feelings left from prayer
facing problems without complaint
learning to love instead of hate

The author's comments:
I've learned to love life. No matter how hard life seems, things will always get better if you keep trying. Trials only make us stronger.

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PixiePoet GOLD said...
on Oct. 16 2013 at 7:14 pm
PixiePoet GOLD, Woodbine, Maryland
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We must not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it's all we have." - Marina Keegan

This is a really sweet poem.  I love it!  Relatable, too.  I love the line "but I won't act as others do  . . . happiness is what I pursue."  that's how everyone should think!  Beautiful work!

on Jul. 8 2013 at 1:52 pm
Failiwillnotfall PLATINUM, San Marcos, California
28 articles 4 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I understand that love and tragedy go hand in hand, for there can’t be one without the other, but nonetheless I find myself wondering wether the tradeoff is fair."
-Nicholas Sparks

I really like this poem, it's beautiful and it reminds me of when I REALLY learned to love myself! :)