As if Born to Succeed

Moments join years as destiny is conceived by seed

Flown in on the wind to satisfy an earthbound need

Lone wild daisy, a vagabond rooted stands a tall reed

Living without question as if born to succeed

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Seasons surrender to the sun's nod of summer's heed

Newborn flowers long for each other bloom a sweet creed

Drawing the painted butterfly sipping the ambrosia bead

Living without question as if born to succeed

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Synchronicity sways a samba as the trees take the lead

Stretched arms to the sky gather rays on light to feed

Kindness in its cloak of shade, leaves commune agreed

I see living without question as if born to succeed

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Bridged branches steady feathered flight of winds speed

A sanctuary where no heart is homeless yet all fly freed

Brilliant color on a canopy of peace that nature decreed

I see living without question as if born to succeed

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Gifted with the power of insight, but, too blind to proceed

Voracious monster that consumes purpose in fueled greed

Lies concealed within the ambiguity of a hard wooden steed

While I see nature living without question as if born to succeed

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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

Once again, a very beautiful and well written poem. I do believe you were born to succeed!. Voted this up shared and passed along. Really awesome Amy. :)


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

This is really beautiful amy! I love your style of writing, they have passion and a sense of boldness in them! Loved it :)

Take care :)


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

Beautiful!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Jo, Thank you so much for your support and inspiring words, my friend. I appreciate you and your friendship.


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epigramman 4 years ago

what the ....fook? Billy Buc must have slept in late this morning and I am relishing this golden opportunity like stealing candy from a baby - will be back in a moment with my comment - tee hee tee hee .....


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epigramman 4 years ago

....well you were born Miss Amy of bold Bechererisms to be quotable.

And yes each line here contains a poetic phrase or a captivating word which stops the epi-man 'dead' in his literal tracks to ponder in abject awe on how you consistenly amaze me on an everyday basis.

Your writing, as always, is like an emotional labyrinth and intellectual maze which requires many re-reads and your intricate brushstrokes

across each canvas is worthy of Epi's prime real estate and a location on my wall of fame. lake erie time 11:11am

p.s. - and your writing reminds me of the many conflicts in our world =

Man vs. nature

Man vs. man

Man vs. himself


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Shruti, I appreciate your kind, inspirational comment. You make me want to write a masterpiece! Thank you so much.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you kindly, Debbie!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Once again, Mister C, you arrive in coat and tails. You dress my work with eloquence and dignity, leaving me honored and exclaiming, "You like me, you like me, you really do!" And, as the poet laureate of Hubpages, I feel like I'm standing next to you, grateful for the award you bestow to me with words "worthy of Epi's prime real estate and a location on my wall of fame." I appreciate the time you give my work in which you find every nuance I try to express. I stand in awe, Mister C.


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Nathazar 4 years ago from Ka┼ítel Kambelovac

Living without question as if born to succeed... really nice, powerful and insighful... I'll sure check the rest of your work as well :)


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

It's all about attitude. Either you have a good one and go for it or you let opportunity after opportunity pass you by. Been there and done that but like the other path much better.

The Frog


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I appreciate your encouraging words of support, Nathazar. Thank you so much.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I'm glad you found your way, Frog Prince. I've known people that can no longer separate fact from fiction. They've spent a lifetime lying to everyone, including themselves. We see it ad nauseum everyday in the world of politics and banking. But, then, I know I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. I read your work. Thanks for your honesty, as always, Jim.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Amy I have to say, this is touching and powerful. Each of us has success from the beginning but along the way we sometimes loose sight of this. We forget that the journey is the success and the destination all in one.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Mark. It seems bitterly ironic to me that nature, without having to be told, is designed to flourish. We are, too, but lost our way along the journey. The lies seen in politics today, the banking scandal where corruption is rewarded, the killings of innocents in Syria, the misery of young girls sold into the sex trade, poverty on a global scale, our health care system, all tell me that lies make money and the dollar rules. We've lost the meaning of success. It is now valued in the corrupt ideals generated and measured by money. By today's standards, I'm not even in the running. Yet, I feel rich. Thank you, Mark, for understanding, as I know you are with me in spirit.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well my dear, I didn't have to spend much time analyzing this one...I must be getting wiser. :)

We have lost our way as a civilization. If, in fact, we once knew what was important in life, we have certainly forgotten now. As always, nature shows us the way, and yet we fail to see time and time again.

Is it any wonder that I choose to spend as much time in the woods as possible. Thoreau understood all too well, and he saw this day and age coming from his vantage point in 1850.

It all seems so simple and yet the collective "we"manages to muck it up. So sad!

sending your hug

bill


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I just left a comment on your latest, Bill, and, coincidentally, found my piece ties into yours. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Thoreau's "Walton", as I will want to read and reread it many times. Thank you for reminding me of an important, true life masterpiece, written by a genius who really understood what's important. I think the book will have much more meaning to me now than as a rather impervious, young person. Back in the day, I felt if all was well in my little world, it was fine everywhere. It took maturity to open my eyes.

Sending you hugs from St. Louie


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Your beautiful, symbolic poetry, Amy, reminds me once again that nature all around us flourishes without having to be reminded to succeed ... 'all fly freed.'

And humans, who are supposed to be the most intelligent species, are constantly looking for the way and waiting to be led. Unfortunately, many politicians all over the world foster that behavior so they can remain in power. One day, perhaps . . .


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Yes, beautiful drbj, hope springs eternal in me, too. When everything around is falling, there is still hope. We don't need a saint in D.C., but we do need someone with the best interests of the people first and foremost on their agenda, along with the courage to follow their convictions for doing the right thing. Politicians have become accustomed to being bought. Until that changes, it's business as usual. When money equates to power, it is no wonder innocents are afraid to step outside, and bank robberies, muggings, and theft are rising exponentially. After all, the desperate will soon figure "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Many today feel they have little to lose. I imagine the suicide rates are rising as well. The policitians are busy covering their asses so those figures will be under raps.

I am grateful for the beautiful view I see in nature. That gives me relief and hope. Thank you, my friend, for your visit and making my day so much better.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....well Amy I guess I was born to succeed with Google search - I have finally caught up with all of your 'words' over the past 2 months or so in which I didn't know their 'meaning' - I admit, sheepishly, I wore out the 'cylinders' on the Google search engine itself by demanding to know the 'meaning' of these elusive words - and now Google has sent me a letter asking to be compensated for 'finder's fees' ...... apparently Google will only allow so many 'free unrestricted' searches per day.

Anytime that Stahl hussy speaks - Google gets a day off from me - lol - but when you speak to me (poetically speaking) well then Google gets a real workout ......lake erie time 4:49pm


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Well, Mister C, I guess I'll have to get busy if you're all caught up! Google might feel neglected! LOL By the way, the last top 10 list you left me (with a Bonus #11) had me spinning the wheels at Google. I learned several new words for future poetic reference. Thank you for that Colin.

And, if laughter is, in fact, the best medicine, you've cured my ails, Doctor Crazy Diamond of Lake Erie!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

If anyone in this world was born to succeed, It is you Amy, your poetic rhyme is without a doubt, the most intense, deep, and uplifting for me. Eventhough you are down at times you always manage to inject a ray of hope. I like that about your poetry..Cheers my friend...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You are one of the kindest friends I've ever known, Ruby. You know me well from my writing, because no matter how down I get, I cling to hope. I just can't be fake, even when I get stuck in the dumps. Writing helps me extricate myself. Thank you, Ruby Tuesday, for hanging in there with me and giving me a hand up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Fantastic poem Amy and for sure you were born to succeed. Passing this on.


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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

You are a true poetess Amy. This, like all your poems, is beautifully and creatively written. A pleasure to read and I am in awe of how you take the reader on a journey with you. Voted up and awesome.

Maria.


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debbiepinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

This Hub reminds me of advice I give my clients: Live today "as if". Live as if you are already the person you want to be.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Gypsy. You lift me up with every visit. You're an angel, my friend.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Once again you have outdone yourself. You are the gift that keeps on giving. Up and beautiful and awesome too!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Coming from a poetess of your mastery, Maria, I am honored at your words. I am incredibly happy that you enjoyed this trip. You made my day. Thank you for your encouraging message.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Debbie, Exactly! I know personally that it's not easy to remain stoic when thrown for a loop. But, I've watched nature carry on no matter. I take courage seeing a tiny bird survive the winter, or drought or storm. One spring a few daisies, out of nowhere, sprung up in a corner of my yard. The following summer I had an explosion of beautiful, hardy yet delicate flowers that covered an otherwise barren corner of the landscape that defied grass seeding or anything else. Nature managed what I could not, without a fuss!

Thank you, Debbie, for taking the time to read this piece and leave a great comment!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Pop, You give me hope, courage and inspiration, my friend. I am so grateful for you. Sending love from St. Louie to you.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I was born to succeed unfortunately the world hasn't yet realized it LOL. Nah just playing, I like this poem a great deal it has style, it has character, and its definitely set out to succeed.

Thumbs up and out indeed!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, CloudExplorer, for your visit and a great comment. I believe we are all born to succeed. Nature manages despite obstacles and without allocades. They literally "just do it". And, so do humans unless waylaid by trappings that change the measure of success from noble human endeavors to monetary. In ways unknown to the "world", people attain success through small acts of human kindness and caring everyday. God is watching and he knows.


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

This poem is filled with such pretty words. I love the message in this one!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Awww, thank you so much Ryem. You've made my day!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Nature is certainly the place to find peace and tranquility. It soothes and comforts me. What a thoughtful and insightful poem, Amy. I enjoyed reading this and the vocabulary is beautiful. Thanks again for your unique insight.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you for a beautiful comment, Suzette. Nature is brilliantly sublime and calming. When things feel insurmountable, I can look outside and see the birds doing exactly what they need to do. Somehow, I get a sense that, at least in nature, all is right with the world.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Good ole, Amy. :)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Aubrey. :)


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swati17 3 years ago from India

Great piece ..that was indeed...born to succeed...with well paid heed!!!

Loved it Amy!! :) Check your fan mail


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much, swati! Your fan mail made me soar. I see your poet's soul, even in your comment! I catch myself doing the same thing automatically. Since I started writing poetry here about 2 years ago, my brain works differently! I am so glad you liked this piece, swati. Again, many thanks to you from me.

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