POETRY- THE CHAPTERS OF OUR LIFE

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To the homeless man on the corner


I've come to understand your pain


To the addict hiding in the shadows


Sending fire into your vein


To the single father with three kids


You are the definition of a hero


To the convicted man behind bars


A son thats sure to follow


To the lady performing tricks


With so many habits to feed


To the nervous handsome young man


A ring in hand down on his knee


To the hooded gang banger plotting


A crime that will cost someone their life


To the sly guy renting a motel room


At home two kids and a wife


To the soldier at the line of fire


Fighting so I may remain free


To a mourning new found widow


Death brings pain and misery



To a struggling family of six


A promotion finally comes through


To a lady at the unemployment line


Contemplating on her next move


To the firefighter that risk his life


In his heart he feels its right


To a loving caring mother


Who tucks her baby in for the night


To the doctor that walks out


Says I am afraid I have bad news


To the protest out on the street


Saying we have the right to choose


To a grandma that passes on tradition


One hundred years are now gone


To a newly wedded couple


Stepping into their very first home


To life that brings death and death to life


The days, months, and years pass by


As we face the forever changing


Chapters of our life






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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Very Lovely , I voted up,awesome and beautiful , thank you for thee read :)


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Iintertrans 5 years ago from New Delhi

The lyric writer,

your poem is a very natural poem written with line along the happening.I really admire your easiness at which you wright.I am sure in the coming contest will be fetching you a good prize. I wish you all the best for that.

I am sure iam happy to vote this beautiful.

for Iintertrans


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

To the author who wrote this

I loved this very much. :)

Just amazing! I liked it more than the video/song above.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Jami, thank you for your vote and for reading my poem. I appreciate your feedback and do take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Lintertrans, thank you for your vote and very thoughtful comment. It would be great to be rewarded for such an award, but I am rewarding from people as yourself, for giving such thoughtful comments and consideration. It is very much appreciated. That goes for everyone that reads my work. I do thank you all. Being around such great people and great talent, I am truly lucky.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Blaise, thank you so much. That truly means the world to me. I just appreciate you for taking the time out to read it. I am blessed to have such goof friends here. So thank you.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

Your poem is amazingly beautiful. I have vote up up and always! :)


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is an amzing poem, you cover so much and so many situations that touches everyones hearts here.

Voted up


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

I'm really liking your poem too thelyricwriter, it's got a great flow and crisp clear images of people and situations we all know. Looks simple, but actually hard to do. You make it look so easy. Unfortunately Creed song isn't available in Canada, at least that's the message I'm getting.


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Gypsy48 5 years ago

Well done. I've read this several times, it is beautifully written!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Chanroth, thanks for coming by. I appreciate your vote and your time dearly. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Rosemay, you are such a dear. I appreciate all your wonderful comments and all your time. You hit the point. We all go through good times, bad times, trying times, ect. But in the end, we are all human and equal in that manner. Therefore, our chapters of life.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Snakeslane, thank you for your comment. I appreciate your time dearly. Due try and find that song. It corresponds to the poem greatly. I thank you for your time friend. Thanks and take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Snakeslane, thank you for your comment. I appreciate your time dearly. Due try and find that song. It corresponds to the poem greatly. I thank you for your time friend. Thanks and take care.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy48, thanks for the comment. Thank you for your thoughtful comment and for your time. I appreciate you all taking time out to read my work. I will do the same for you always. Bless you all.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Absolutely Brilliant. You are a very good writer my Friend.

Keep up your good work.

Take care. Best Wishes.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Kamalesh, thanks again! I really enjoy your feedback friend. It is great to be encouraged by so many good people. Much appreciation. Be good.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi thelyricwriter, absolutely outstanding!

Writing at it's best, voting up and awesome.

Thank you for sharing, best wishes MM


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Hi Thelyricwriter, Beautifully written from the Heart... and Thought Provoking...Poignant as well, which made for a Wonderful read.


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jfay2011 5 years ago

very lovely poem. It seems to touch all walks of life. I'm the mother who tucks her kid in at night. Very nice. I will check out that poetry site sometime


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I really love this, it paints a picture of everyday life, the good and the bad, and shows that most of us are very much alike really, lovely!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Movie Master, thank you so much for your kind words. You are always very respectful and for that, I thank you. Take care sweetheart.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

B Malin, thanks for your thoughful consideration. It is very much welcome. And thanks for the comment and you time. Best to ya!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Jfay, thank you so much. I tried to hit on most situations, from good to bad, from happy to sad, from mother to father, from convict to junkie. None of are perfect and we all make mistakes. So I tried to get that point across in the poem. I appreciate you time.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Nell, thanks so much. You got it right on point. That gives me a smile. You know, we all are equal and far from perfect. We all have been to the top and back on our bottoms. And for me to be able to write my work and for it to get someone to think, if only for that moment, the reward I reap is worth it all. Nell, thanks and best wishes to you my dear.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Fantastic poem, lovely words and so very true.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy, thanks again for coming by. Your words are very thoughtful.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

O what an awesome, sweet, sensational, delightful, moving, touching, thoughtful and lovely piece of poetry. Wow! You re a gift and bundle of talent. So so remarkable. I voted, awesome, beautiful, interesting and useful


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks Ubanichijioke. I appreciate you coming by. And thanks for the vote. See ya soon.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

This is a fave. I love the creed song. I hadnt heard that song in a long time. and it fits this poem perfectly. "Because we all live under the rain."


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey Nikki. It is a great song. I believe it goes with the poem perfect. I sure do appreciate your time and considerate comments. I promise to make it up to you when I have time. Tomorrow, I will be off and I will check some more of your work out. Take care:)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

awesomeness thanks! you have already commented on a few. thanks so much for that.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Yeah, i went ahead and read the entire book so far. AMAZING may I add. I am waiting on the 8th chapter. I believe the hunted has became the hunter!lol :) I shall see you soon.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

You have captured so many people in so many walks of life in these few lines of poetry beautifully. You really have a gift! One thing is certain...life is never static and our lives change like the turning pages in a book. Each chapter is different. Up and beautiful ratings!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thank you so much Peggy for your thoughtful comment, time, and vote. I am much humble. You are right, we have so many different stories and chapters. Great persepctive Peggy. Have a good weekend.


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Sweet Chococarrie 5 years ago from My Heart To Yours

Beautiful and Heart Awesome!!! I Love It, Thanks for the Sharing, You Do Have Great Hubs Around...


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sweet Chocolate, thanks for reading and for your comment. It is greatly appreciated my friend. Enjoy the holiday season and take care.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

All I can say is you have a natural talent.. so beautiful and easy flowing to read.. I love poems like this.. I voted up and beautiful


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Deborah, thank you for coming by and for your time and votes. This coming from an established poet as yourself, I am honored, truly honored. Thank you so much. You are an inspiration to me.


V Qisya 4 years ago

"To the single father with three kids

You are the definition of a hero".

Reminded me of my dad...And yep, he's definitely my HERO ;)

"To the nervous handsome young man

A ring in hand down on his knee".

...And that's my boyfriend haha.

Wow, this piece of yours is simply amazing...And Creed one of my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.

Beautiful! Up and away :D Take care.

Best Wishes, Verita


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Verita, thanks for coming by and for checking this poem out. I am so glad that you enjoyed this. Thank you very much for your gratitude. Take care.


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mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

This is such a rich poem, it cover all the episodes of the chapters in life. Love your expression.


pallavi bharati 2 years ago from kolkata,india

your poem brings out all facets of life

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