POETRY OF LIFE LESSONS

As I walk alone through the meadow

 

A small feeling of peace comes over me

 

I get an overwhelming feeling

 

My troubles ride away on a breeze

 

The morning sun glistens

 

The shadows of a brand new day

 

The serenity of this exact moment

 

Puts a smile upon my face

 

Never take life for granted

 

We are only given today

 

Do only what makes you happy

 

Don't second guess what people say

 

I hope you live your dreams

 

I hope you stay close to your heart

 

No matter how long the journey

 

Stay your course at all cost

 

We all make mistakes

 

Do things we shouldn't do

 

But at the end of the tunnel

 

When your world comes unglued

 

That is when you find your truth

 

The real person thats inside

 

That takes nothing for granted

 

Knows what they want in life

 I am at peace with my demons

 

I have forgiven you as well

 

I have been to the tallest mountains

 

I have stood at the gates of hell

 

Only to come out stronger

 

Wiser but yet level

 

I ran away many times before

 

Before I stood up to the devil

 

Now I understand

 

All that is important to me

 

My name, my legacy, my time here

 

My friends, my loved ones, my family

 

We cannot go back in time

 

We will never be able to change the past

 

Each and everyone of us

 

We all can choose our path

 

Life is what you make it

 

No matter the position your in

 

So be a honest person

 

Be a good friend

 

I wish you nothing but the best

 

In all and everything you do

 

You might not think so

 

But I know you have it inside of you

 

 

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Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

Beautiful work.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thank you so much Marlin. It really means a lot to me.


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Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

I'm glad to be a follower of your hubs and I'm looking forward to reading more by you. The best of luck on hubpages.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks again Marlin. Me as well. Thank you for the humble greeting and for stopping by.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Woweeeee... Richard83,

Just to put it in perspective for you, I graduated college in 1983 and took a very long time to learn the beautiful lessons that you have relayed in this piece.

I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I am quite grateful that we have met, and I welcome you to HubPages. I believe you will make a fabulous contribution to our community.

Voted UP & UAB... thank you very much!


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Marcoujor, thank you so much for your comment, as well as the welcome. I too look forward to this occasion and opportunity to meet new friends. I am honored.


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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

You said it well,and what an awesome picture.It is more on the inside than it is on the outside of us.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks Jack. You are right. Especially, this day and age, everyone looks at appearance. We need to refer back to true feelings from the heart. In the end, once we do, we will be much more happier and self fulfilled. Thanks for the comment.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Richard - This beautiful poem is filled to the brim with wisdom. Count me in as one of your biggest fans! Welcome, my friend! :) vocalcoach


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Absolutely beautiful and heartfelt. A real gem. Voted it up. Thanks for sharing!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

It would seem that you have condensed down into a few words what is really important in your life. Add in the Golden Rule and you have it poetically stated for everyone!


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Vocal, thank you so much for your comment. Same as for myself as well. A fan.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey again Denise! Thanks so much. You really are a kind person and very thoughtful. I will be by soon to see you also.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Peggy! You are correct. Very important the Golden Rule is. Thanks for your comment. It is very much appreciated.


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

A beautiful heartfelt poem Richard. Looking forward to reading more,


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful poem and picture too! I too believe: Life is what you make it

We should not be responsible for another's happiness, but we must be responsible for our own.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Carrie, Thank you so much. I appreciate it very much. I was reading about your constant battle and I applaud you. You are very strong Carrie! You will forever stay in my praires.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hello Sally. Very well said. We should never give up on our dreams. With great hard work comes great rewards. We all should strive for the possible best. Thanks Sally and thanks to you all. I feel very welcomed. I promise to return the favor.


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heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

I hear what your saying about the things we go through in life? I see the demons and the enemies who try to destroy us...actually make us stronger, and more wise to the evil of this world. I agree with you, life is all about choices! If we don't like how things are, we can change them. Change are habits to include things that help us progress...and grow to be a better person, walking in a new path of life:) Creative Poetry!


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Heart4theword, thanks for the comment. We will always have the power to change our situation. 90% of the time at the least. We must never give up on the persuit of happiness. Once we find it, hold onto it. Life is to short to not go for it all.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi Richard83 - this is absolutely beautiful. Really love it. I hope you don't mind but I've also 'tweeted' this to a couple of friends of mine who I know will enjoy this work. Many thanks again for sharing such a gem.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hi there Seek! Not at all. I appreciate that very much Seek. Thank you very much for the wonderful comment. It truly touches me when someone can relate to my poetry. Many thanks.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

I loved this! It is so moving and it touchs my heart. I love the lines "I have stood at the gates of hell","Only to come out stronger". I can really relate to those two lines. Bravo! well done! Much happiness and good luck.


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey Jo. Thank you so much for the comment. I really do appreciate your time and wonderful thoughts. I will make sure I return the favor. Best wishes.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Your poetry of life lessons are so beautiful and for real! A human life is amazing and it is filled with new lessons all the way. We just learn as we go along! You pictured life in a wonderful way!

Tina


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Richard83 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thoughtforce, thank you so much. You are correct sweety. Glad to liked it. Best wishes.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Richard, this poem of yours echos my own convictions. Unfortunately it took me nearly 50 years to get it, and sometimes I feel sorry for myself because I've lived so long in the darkness of insecurity. I'm sharing this with all my friends.


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

So beautiful.

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