Just Say C’est La Vie

When life doesn’t

Present you with roses

When the sky

Clouds over

Just say c’est la vie

There’s nothing we can do

Life wasn’t meant to be

Sugar coated

Or full of cream

When there are days

When you constantly need an umbrella

And you swear you won’t make it another day

Just say c’est la vie

Life will roll on

Whether you can keep up or not

Wouldn’t it be great?

If life could be wonderful all the time

If everything could fall into place

And we could just sail along

But life doesn’t give us

Any real promises

We have to take

The good with the bad

Just say c’est la vie

And enjoy what you’ve been given

When your family

Suddenly seems so strange

When your friends

Seem to want

More from you than you can give

Just say c’est la vie

Life was meant for living

And taking and giving

Life was meant for loving

Sometimes the dice doesn’t roll right

Sometimes it’s more uphill

And laughter seems far away

But hey, there’s still a lot ahead

And the good times

Will come back again

Just say c’est la vie

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Good evening, Gypsy Rose Lee;

I had to say, ' C'est La Vie ' recently, but not in the negative, or fatalistic way in which it seems to attract negative connotations.

A good, forthright verse about this feeling.

The Robbie Nevil song of the same name(20th Dec., 1986), is pretty good, too.

Best wishes, and thank you.

Yours Sincerely,

Romeo's Quill


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thank you dearest, Gypsy, for such an inspirational poem here. Yes, life can be so brutal at times, but as you say, c'est la vie! That is life, and we can either choose to live and cherish each and every day, or not. We must live in this day, as there may not be a tommorow for any of us, that is on this earth. : ) Who knows! It is a choice, and my heart breaks for those who choose to not make this simple choice.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

With Gypsy Rose Lee, Sonny and Cher, all is right with the world.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Even better - "la vie" is in the moments we live it. There's really no 'good or bad' life. There's just LIFE, being LIFE. C'est La Vie!

Good poem, Rasma! Hugs.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Sweet poem, important message, and gorgeous flowers - so cheerful. :) I hope you have a marvelous week. Theresa


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

I enjoyed this so much. So much truth in what you write.


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi,

Beautiful words for making life a more positive place to enjoy. I try to rise above all things negative.

Bobbi Purvis


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Aww...I like the song, especially sung by Sony and Cher. Too cute, and your poem was sweet too. Very encouraging. : ) Loved it! Voted it up!!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

I had to go to google transtale so that I could understand thie poem in its entirety. Life is not always roses,and surely it is not always thorns.

I agree with your view. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

On this sunny Monday morning I wish you all a very pleasant week.

Glad you enjoyed this Romeo's Quill.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. So true we never know about tomorrow so why not make today wonderful. God bless.

A delightful comment wetnosedogs. It made me laugh. Sonny and Cher were a great combo in their time.

Glad you enjoyed this Nell. So true life is life and what you make of it. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Theresa. Was wondering what pic to begin with and the daffodils just made it so sunny.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary.

Glad you enjoyed this Bobbi. So true best we can do is to rise above the negative.

Glad you enjoyed this Gwen. That song has always made me smile and it inspired. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Vinaya. I'll tell you there are people who have adopted that saying and even when speaking English will finish whatever they were saying with c'est la vie.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

great poem and good message; even I believe.


Valleypoet 3 years ago

Very well put Gypsy...we should appreciate what life has given to us and not rue the bad stuff, which inevitably comes our way:-))


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bac2basics 3 years ago from Spain

Hi Gypsy. The ending to this verse is just what I needed at the moment and I am so pleased I read it. Thank you :)


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Fine message and just this feeling will lift up our spirits. It's all in our perception. Great poem. voted up, beautiful and shared.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I am glad I saved this for Monday morning. Sometimes I get all tense thinking about all there is to do. This brought me back to "in the moment" Thank you Rasma


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

A great message from this poem, nothing is and no one is perfect


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Great poem and words of truth and reality about life, yes this is life. Awesome voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Martin. Keep on believing.

Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet. So true that life must be appreciated there are a lot of wonderful things out there.

Glad you enjoyed this bac2basics and nice to hear that it was just what you needed.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan and thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Eric and nice to hear that it came in time to give you a good start to the week.

Glad you enjoyed this Deergha. Yes, basically everything is what you make of it.

Glad you enjoyed this Vellur. Thanks for the vote.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Considering our recent...'conversation' - where i mentioned that i learn from your perspective? THIS is a fine example! Your perspective, outlook on living life to the fullest is a recipe to be followed, my friend! When my 'libra' gets the best of me and i'm feeling as if i could be doing more...other...better - i think of you and try to just say - 'c'est la vie!'

sharing, of course..


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

"C'est La Vie" and there is nothing we can do about it! So nicely put my friend. Each day is a challenge, whether its good or bad, so it is best to take it as it comes. This poem is a good reminder.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

"C'est La Vie" and there is nothing we can do about it! So nicely put my friend. Each day is a challenge, whether its good or bad, so it is best to take it as it comes. This poem is a good reminder.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Gypsy Rose Lee,

This is just the perfect piece! What a good attitude to have; it seems 'easier said than done' but we are the only ones with control over our attitudes. I'll have to stick this one in my pocket for future reference!

Up and more ~ Sharing too!

Cat


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Best way to just go on living and enjoying. Thanks for the share. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Mary and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Cat. You are right we each have control over our lives and it all depends on what we do with that control. Thanks for the share.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Wonderful message and attitude, one of my favorites by you! :-) Lurana


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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