Hard work never killed anyone,( but I thought "Heck, Why Take The Risk?".)

The title of this hub is supposed to have been Ronald Reagans´answer to his parents, when They said "Hard work never hurt/killed anyone. He replied , Why take the risk, I can become an actor....". which , of course, he did. It was many years later that he became President of the United States of America.


The young man drove to the agreed plot of land,

The young girl held tightly onto his hand.

The young guy could see it and grinned with glee,

The lady could only hold tighter and......... say

"This isn't it? You ARE kidding me?"

The young guy replied

"Why WOULD you think that ?"

" It´s a shack in a dump" cried the poor girl he loved.

"We can´t even drive to the door.

and from here the building, well, it looks so poor.

She started to cry as they walked through the brambles,

The tall grass and critters , were tickling her ankles,

but still they pushed forward , for our guy´s not quitting,

He finally reaches the shack.

"I can´t bear to look," the young lady wept

Please let´s go back to the life that we left."

Now, please don´t be silly, said our brave lad, a few bits of fencing,

a clearing of rubbish.... in no time at all you´ll see

that you always can put your trust in me .

Focus attention not on what you see

But on what this could be..........How would you like it to look?"

Justine closed her eyes..............


With her eyes closed so tight , her mind went to flight,

In circles and whirls of a paint palette....bright....

Till it came to a stop and she soon realised that

This young man she loved., would do what it took,

to see on her face , a happier look..

No one on earth was such a hard worker.

Never could he be labelled a shirker....

She knew she could trust him , though time it would take,

He´d level the ground ,remove any rubbish,.,

Plant seeds, bulbs and bushes,............yes,

She knew in her heart, that then he would start ,

on the shack she could see in the middle.

One day this would be a house that she´d love,

She knew that their love was a gift from above.

So pure and so solid, the love that they had,

she soon felt that , of course she ought to be glad,

That her love was a loyal, grounded hard worker.

He loved her so much he´d do anything for her.

Her eyes closed again , and she dreamed of the day,

that they´d turn to their parents , their friends and they´d say.

"Come over to our place, you´ll never believe it...

This once was a shack and a whole lot of rubble,

But hard work and love ,My love thought no trouble,

So here´s the result of all his hard work,

Our home and our garden, where we will now live,

We feel so well blessed that now we must give.....

So give out we shall to friends from the city,

Come here to relax, away from the ratrace.

Whenever you want to, come over to Our Place.






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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

This was a lovely journey from vision to reality. Trust, faith, and hard work made that shack into a palace! Nice job Flaxenwik! A bit of motivation here for all of us. The pictures you chose were stunning!

Voted up, useful, and awesome.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

You have made my day with such an encouraging comment.

Thank you very much.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Dim, the pictures really are incredible, and the message is one that should be internalized by all of us. Love this piece of work; you just keep getting better my friend.

bill


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi billybuc, Thanks for the comments. It was the 1st pic of the old place that inspired me to write. Guess I got lucky finding the other pics.

Thanks again for supporting me.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Dim, this has the perfect pitch and tempo. It has a nice tone and straight foreward message. And to all who stop here, you offer safe passage.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a lovely comment.

Thank you so much.


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epigramman 3 years ago

....this is epic poetic commentary and a morality tale from a lovely talented young lady who has been my great hub friend and esteemed colleague here at Hubpages now for over 2 years - and I love the poetic dialogue you have used here and the entire piece turned on the projector in my mind to see a cinematic retelling of life's ups and downs and the people who populate it on a daily basis - sending you warm and good thoughts from a cold lake although clear with stars in the sky at lake erie time ontario canada 7:50pm and yes the heat is now blowing and the pussycats are sleeping and I am listening to Mark O'Connor on violin .......


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

That sounds like beautiful music. I wish you a relaxing evening and thank you so much for your wonderful accolade of my work, here.

I appreciate your friendship very much, Colin, even though we may never meet. You are a constant "pick-me-up." when you review my hubs.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Dear Dim,

This was so delightful. I am a believer in hard work and starting young. It grows character. There was a time in which one could look at the old and make shiny new, treasuring what they have. Such a lesson that we need to hold dear. I remember our first place, an old trailer. The frig was rusty. I painted it red...red spray paint was on sale..it was delightful. We did not have money for a Christmas tree so we gathered pine cones and made a cute little tree with home made ornaments. It will always be my favorite tree. Thank you so much for visiting my hubs today. Was so good to see you. I hope to catch on my reading..new baby coming Sat but after that life should be back to normal...Thank you for reminding me of those special times...

God bless you and thank you for writing such a great hub,

Sunnie


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

All the best for Sat........... So good to be in contact with you again.


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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

You had me all the way on this one.....full of passion and from the heart.

I love it.

Chris


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello CMerritt,

Thank you very much for your comment. You know, it really was that old picture at the beginning of the hub that set me off .

Once I had begun I felt I was the nervous girl in the poem.

Take care., and thanks again.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow how incredible.. love the pictures and the poem and the meaning.. I want to come visit so bad..lol

awesome I might say

Debbie


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

What an awesome paean to the lasting joy of making something from nothing, turning the bleak into a ray of sunshine. The ethos of hard work to achieve those dreams is sadly lacking in today's society but, it's encouraging when one does see it in others or even in their own life. Loved the poem and pics Dim, up n beaut awe!


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hey Deborah Brooks, Thanks for the lovely comment.

Hope you´ve recovered from your trip.

Take care.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello there Alastar,

kind words indeed, thank you. I appreciate your support and I really am glad you liked the hub.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Dim

Focus attention not on what you see

But on what this could be..........How would you like it to look?

With a positive attitude, hard work and love the impossible is possible.

Voted up and away! Sharing

Seasons Greetings :-)


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for the visit and the commenting.

Take care.


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CarNoobz 3 years ago from USA

Hahaha! That title is hilarious. LOL

voted up. fun hub =)


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you CarNoobz.

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