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The Trick

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“THE TRICK”  a poem for the day after Easter (April 13, 2020)

Life’s somber lesson.  “Life gives   and then it takes away,”

Sometimes the sky is blue, and sometimes it is gray.

The sun shines and then quite soon?  we have some rain.

Who knows why   there is comfort    and then there’s pain.

Your future’s bright, with hands strong and eyes without strain;

Before too long, strength, it wears.  Yes it starts to wane. Dismal feelings fail

I ran and ran with smiles, laughter, and, of course, I’d jump,

And off and on the field  with boys and girls, often we would bump.

Off and on.  Occasionally. and then more with frowns we’re met.

With less of humor and exaltation for for most is set,

Off and on.  Occasionally. and then more with frowns we’re met.

With less of humor and exaltation for for most is set,

The mind, filled with showers, too soon will I regret.

To whom shall I appeal?  “Do not withdraw; please let,

Me hang onto those things I have acquired?

Or grown used to.  Of loves and lovers I am not tired.”

No answer comes, so I forlorn, No answer comes, so I forlorn,

May then regret for some time?  The day that I was born.

The trick then?  (IF there is one.)  This is what I say:

“Don’t get too upset.”  

It won’t do a bit of good, not a bit anyway.

You have then there, your lesson, regarding what is lost.

Can you get not too upset, as in this life you’re tossed?

What you have lost, what you hold dear.

A sphere of sorrows   and of fond memory,

Note from the Editor: Mystic Poet repudiated all thoughts of a reformed Alcoholic ” again”

The fondest sympathy to my Tea Pot

Find yourself a feather duster

By Wisdom Kindness

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)

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