Ever Now And Then

Ever now and then

When you're feeling blue

Don't forget now and then

Even winners lose

Fate steps in to have its way

The dreams you had just fade away

~

Ever now and then

Love affairs go wrong

And as time goes by

Heartaches come along

So brace your chin

To lose or win

Ever now and then

~

Even now and then

When the light burns low

And a ship gets lost

In the ebb and flow

Keep your eyes on the gentle shore

Till the dangers past and is no more

~

Ever now and then

You may lose your way

But the road ahead

Will be a brighter day

Sway and bend

To the wayward wind

Ever now and then

©adavis-cwbrewer

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Ann, this is an awesome poem. I hope this hasn't happen to you.

What happened to Gary I don't see anything from him?

Voted up and beautiful. Joyce.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This keeps life in perspective, you have to expect a little rain once in awhile. We all grow a little stronger from the experience.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Wonderful poem, "sway and bend to the wayward wind", great images and real stuff about this life we live. Up, beautiful, awesome!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Every thought provoking day

Your words show me another way...


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Beautiful poetry Ann, i really like this.

your rhythm and flow are so good , the way you use such simple words is excellent. Are you trying to outdo me?

if that's so you are doing a very good job!!!

Michael


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Wonderful poem such beautiful words. Loved it.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

This is a so-true poem. Beautiful.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

ann....Yes, life goes on....we're up, we're down and in reality, never know what awaits us around every corner. To be ready and willing to come face to face with all life presents to us, is the only way we can ride the waves smoothly. Great poem.


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Sway and Bend to the wayward wind. I love this line it sums up your poem beautifully. I enjoyed the read. Thank you.


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Even a giant oak bends with the wind. Thank you for reminding me of these things.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Awesome poem! These are words to live by.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

We all get down on life sometimes. Enjoyed your poem very much.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi Lipnancy. We do get to that point, and need to rethink things. Thanks for the visit. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you breakfast.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

You are welcome Hubert. Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you suzzycue. Glad you stopped by.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you fpherj48


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

thank you so much, wetnose. Appreciate, always, your comments.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Gypsy.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

You wanna fight?! I would never try to out-do a poet like you Michael. I have found it most rewarding to work with other poets. I have had many partners. It's so stimulating to have ideas popping back and forth. And sharing the thoughts is a special bond. See were I shared this authorship with c w brewer. He wrote, These boots are made for walking. However, he was sort of difficult at times. This was recorded in Nashville. I wish I knew how to make an mp3. I'd share it with you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

avain, nice to see you. Have a wonderful day. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you X.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Oh yeah, the rain does come, and the waves with it. We just have to chill out, and head into the wind.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Joyce, I have loved and lost. Haven't we all! Thanks for you votes. Appreciated! Ann


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

thanks for the inspiration.tuff times do not last- tuff people do and only because they know that they are stronger than the tuff times.

keep your chin up Ann.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'm glad I read your poem today cause I'm feeling a tiny bit "down". Maybe it's the rainy weather we're having...Thanks....


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Ann. What a well stated position in how to approach life. Voted up.


Derdriu 4 years ago

Ann, What a gently philosophical, lively, lyrical poetic tribute to the ebbs and flows, valleys and mountains in life! In particular, I like the connection between the opening photograph and your third stanza. This reads as much a song as a poem!

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Your iambic pentameter is just on point in every way, I love your style of poetic sway, its so rhythmic and flows naturally. Great job!

Voted up! and getting shared immediately. Oh and lovely boat image there that one is priceless!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Ann

Wonderful and inspirational.

Voted up and away!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks Sueswan, and for the votes.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Cloud Explorer.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Derdriu. It is a song and has been recorded in the '80's. Thanks for the comment.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks for the vote, mike.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

That rainy weather will do it for me, Mary. Thanks for the comment.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

My chin is up, Neeleshkulkarni. Thanks for the read and the comment.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

ann, i would love to collaborate with you.!! we would be a hellava team, anytime sweety !!!


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thecrazzykylex 4 years ago from Incredible India!

Three words: Simple, Sound and Beautiful! I really loved this poem as if I reading William Wordsworth's 'Daffodils' Thanks for reminding me of my childhood, Ann :)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is so elegantly said - the gentle cadence of poetry and the inspiring thought within are so refreshing.

But the road ahead

Will be a brighter day

Sway and bend

To the wayward wind

Ever now and then

thank you for brightening my day.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Excellent poem - very inspirational. Voted Up & Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Come back Ann----the brighter day is now--beautiful write!

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