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Life isn't altogether what we IMAGINE

Updated on April 24, 2015

Life isn’t altogether what we imagine

we taste the sweet and not the bitter,

we see the beautiful flowers but not

how they wither.


We look forward always

for the better and not for the worst. We feel

healthy yet sickness comes by. We see the sunshine

but not the dark clouds that will bring the rain.

Oh my friend life doesn’t always glitter but

sure will make you flitter . Pretty isn't always nice

and laughter isn't always joy.


Good things hide

behind shady trees and bad things sticks itself

right up front with all the diamonds and pearls.

Don’t be fooled by what’s flashed in front of you

It’s all a mirage and soon will pass away and

leave you wandering like a lost child. You’d

knock from pillar to post, but you won’t even

have a place to rest your soul.


Only regrets

and distress that you would hardly be able to neglect.

Haunted and confronted by the worldly pleasures

You ran after not knowing it was all just fantasies,

and not really what you had desired. You saw that

it soon brought about illusions and melancholies.


Now you are sorry and look for somewhere to

carry your worries, you feel all the pains by

the things you thought was so lovely to gain.

Everything that glitter is not gold, after every shower

there won’t always be a rainbow, but surely after

every storm there will come, a calm.


Look at life for what it is don’t allow love,

money, riches etc. to blind you

live your life like there will be no tomorrow.

Keeping God always in your happiness, troubles and woes.

For there’s no better place to keep them but in Christ.



~Originally written in 2011


© 2013 Joanna Chandler

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    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Deborrah sweedie good to see u ;)

      God bless and thank you

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      5 years ago

      LadyFiddler, So glad that you are feeling much better! God Bless You!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Kidscraft sure it is my brother I am feeling much better thanks to GOD :) and thank u to

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love your new picture, LadyFiddler! I suppose it's your brother.

      Hope that your will feel better soon!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Deborrah thanks for coming by see me soon at your hubs am feeling under the weather seems like the virus so will check out your profile when am better :)

      God bless you

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      5 years ago

      LadyFiddler, Marvelous, thought provoking, insightful poem! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      thanks blossom darling :) good to see you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A beautiful poem. It's just as well that life isn't always what we imagine, especially if our imaginings are dark and foreboding. It's best to look on the sunny side.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thanks kidscraft i appreciate your wonderful comment :)

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Very beautiful poem, Lady Fiddler! Thank you for sharing!

      I wish a very nice and peaceful week!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi richbrayan thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Kamalesh good morning , nice to see you and thanks for your comment

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Audrey dear thank you I will be at your hubs soon ;)

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi lovedoctor good to see you and I sure do enjoy reading your lovely comments. Thanks for coming by I do hope you have a wonderful weekend and Just keep living your life for Jesus.

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      richbrayan 

      5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Found this piece of poetry quite inspirational and loved how you compared the different forms of nature to real life. Very well writing. Voted up

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      Kamalesh050 

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

      Very true! Very well written poem my friend.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      This reads like a beautiful prayer--

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Okay thank you , you have thrown me into the bamboo and we have so much to catch up on. Please email me let me know how you doing etc.

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      lovedoctor926 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful, inspirational, a bit melancholy.

      Dark clouds are temporary, the sun will shine again bright. I don't know if this poem relates to you, but generally speaking, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You're right, pretty isn't always nice. You can look beautiful on the outside, but your heart can be dark and ugly. We always hope and have faith that things will get better rather than live in despair. Laughter isn't always joy, however, there are things that make us smile and bring us joy. It's not healthy nor good to wallow in depression. Go out, get some fresh air, go to the gym, listen to music even medical experts have found that sleep actually helps lift your mood. The illusions of romantic love and the disappointments. We've all been there., but life is too short to live with regrets so we have to make the best out of every situation.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I thought I commented on this last night? I remember the pictures. Must have forgotten to post it, I do that sometimes when I go back up and read again or voting and sharing. Sorry. Love your profile picture! That mauve is your color.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thanks Genna :)

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      Genna East 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very sage words, well written.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thanks Mhatter99 ;)

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      So right! Thank you. I served

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