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Were you coaxed or pulled or pushed?
Did you arrive by your own hand;
Or was your life ambushed?

Predestined by a lover?
By family tradition?
The footsteps of a brother;
A relative’s ambition?

Perhaps you had to get away;
So learned life’s lessons faster!
Or got a late start on your way;
To being your own master!

There comes a time we understand
The power that we own;
That moment when we take command;
And find ourselves alone.

We face our own unveiling;
And all we’ll never be;
Shake hands with all our failings
Content to let them be.

No matter how we started
Or how much we have won;
Too swiftly we’re departed;
With so much love undone!

We’re born alone; We die alone;
And all we have is NOW.
To give away the love we own;
And exit with a bow.






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Curtain Call

Contributed by softerware on Friday, 15th May 2015 @ 10:10:27 PM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems



How did you get to where you stand;
Were you coaxed or pulled or pushed?
Did you arrive by your own hand;
Or was your life ambushed?

Predestined by a lover?
By family tradition?
The footsteps of a brother;
A relative’s ambition?

Perhaps you had to get away;
So learned life’s lessons faster!
Or got a late start on your way;
To being your own master!

There comes a time we understand
The power that we own;
That moment when we take command;
And find ourselves alone.

We face our own unveiling;
And all we’ll never be;
Shake hands with all our failings
Content to let them be.

No matter how we started
Or how much we have won;
Too swiftly we’re departed;
With so much love undone!

We’re born alone; We die alone;
And all we have is NOW.
To give away the love we own;
And exit with a bow.










Copyright © softerware ... [ 2015-05-15 22:10:27]
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Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by Deidra_Carmichael on Friday, 15th May 2015 @ 10:38:26 PM AEST
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Now this is truly inspirational: enjoying the journey, no matter how it ends or begins. For if we don't, we'll miss out on all the benefits that come with this gift called life. A great read and I look forward to seeing more of your work,

Deidra


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by Beyfoxman5 on Saturday, 16th May 2015 @ 09:49:44 AM AEST
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Wildly inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Fox


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Saturday, 16th May 2015 @ 10:34:07 AM AEST
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Life really is too short.

Excellent poem, excellent reading.

Thankies,

Tim


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by speedy on Saturday, 16th May 2015 @ 08:21:32 PM AEST
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Great write!

Hannah B


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Sunday, 17th May 2015 @ 12:34:18 AM AEST
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Excellent poem. I really enjoyed it. Consistently good and poignant. I wish there was a feature to add poems you like to a favourites list so you could have an anthology of your own; this would definitely be in mine.


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by Spike on Friday, 22nd May 2015 @ 10:49:55 PM AEST
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Nicely, done. A mature sentiment well said.
S.


Re: Curtain Call (User Rating: 1 )
by ladyfawn on Monday, 25th May 2015 @ 04:29:37 PM AEST
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beautifully humble, fabulous style and flow as always!

hugs n' love nessa




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