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A Satirical Poem - Expect the Unexpected

Updated on April 10, 2012

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I republished this poem for hp find the video in violation of their rules, hope this now satisfies their taste...


Expect the Unexpected


You put me on a pedestal

So high I could reach the sky

Perched on my footstool

Having a bird’s eye view

But the distance makes me wary

For clouds threaten to cover

All there is to see


Out of nowhere a shrieking cry is heard

But the sound is muffled

By the thunderstorms

That terrorize the placidity

And the endless chatter of the hails

Ominous and foreboding

Darkening the sight

The scene goes bleak, covered everything

Confusion sinks in

Afraid to step up a notch higher

Hesitant to go down whilst it’ll drown


What now? It asked

Will there be an end to this bedlam?

A consolation for this desolate feeling!

Ces’t mavie! You always expect

Yet the unexpected steals the scene

Sometimes the feeling is ethereal

There is only full bliss

Yet despair is lurking

Hiding behind the curtain


Juggling the spin balls of life

Would take all your time

Is it really worth it?

It asked, just be ready

It answered back, it is here now

Tomorrow it will be gone

Don’t expect it to come back

Que sera! Sera! Life will always that be…



Some of it's pictures were taken when I was on board an airplane...

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Beautiful Raci :) but of course everything you write touches my heart.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Ardie for the wonderful comment and of course for the first to comment...

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Raciniwa-yes, beautiful poetry and awesome photos. As for the paragraph mentioning a violation-don't worry about that, I've had those cross my path, in the most unintentional way, myself. It was a very lovely piece. Thanks for sharing.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Raci, my most faithful follower it would not be right if I did not come to see your work . but you know that I always love your work. Great poem Raci, great pics. don't let them get to you they want me to make changes to my last one so If the gods say this must be done then it must be.

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      shivanikapoorllm 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @Raciniwa SO pure and serene.... beautiful piece of work..hats off!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Denise, I was really dismayed...yet, i don't let that stop me...so i deleted it and republish it...thank you for sharing your insight...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Michael!!!it's always a pleasure supporting my fellow writer...i do get my inspirations from all of my co hubbers here...have a great day!!!thank you for visiting...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you shivanika for the warm thoughts...have a pleasant day!!!

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      Hisham mehmood 5 years ago

      woooooowww nice

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      up and awesome Raci.. but did I read this before? hmm

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Profound, love your choice of videos with your poems

      classy.. keep up the good work..

      one love annie

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      well said, racin.

      que sera sera...whatever will be will be...the future is not ours to see.

      by expecting the unexpected...we live life well and without any expectations!

      voted up with a beautiful message!

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raci, I am glad you have this published again.. Ces’t ma vie is a very philosophical way to take things as the come.. and yet, I am glad that in every unexpected turn you find bliss! Peace to you my friend. Have a blessed day.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are truly a very good writer my friend; this poem is excellent as I have come to expect from you.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You do always write from the heart! I like where this piece takes me--great imagery, but also, I loved how I felt when I read it-

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      Reginald Boswell 5 years ago from Alabama

      Transcendental

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Raci, You hit another home run..Loved it and the photos too..

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Wonderful poem, and the photos really set of the atmosphere of your words, nell

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes raci;wonderfully created; I love it;take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Hisham for taking the time to visit...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Frank...i reedited it because the video did not pass up to HP's standard...thank you always for the support...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Annie!!!thank you for the uplifting words...have a great day!!!

      always,

      Raci

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes Ruchira, those expectations that we set make us all the more miserable...as the old song goes, whatever will be, will be...thank you for leaving a wonderful comment...God Bless!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Peace to you too Shim...yes, just like you I look forward to the lessons life may bring to me so as not to suffer frustrations... Have a blessed day to you too!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you billy for the inspiration!!!coming from a great writer like you, it's like an immuno booster...have a pleasant day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Audrey!!!yes, i always listen to what my heart tells as of the moment when i write poetry...have a blessed day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Reginald for the warm comment!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Ruby!!!thank you for the uplifting words...though i haven't tried batted a home run, coming from you is a great motivation for me...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Thank you Nell for visiting today and leaving warm comments...

      always,

      Raci

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Thank you Eddy!!!as always your presence is an inspiration for me...take care too!!!have a great day!!!

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      Brian Lawson 5 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Very nice and powerful word choices throughout the poem. They have a way of resonating through the soul. Awesome pictures, too! Voted up and beautiful!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...lovely comment from Ardie - I too will always be in awe and admiration of you and your writing - you are one of my greatest supporters - so loyal you are - I will continue to write for wonderful people like yourself - I am so humble at this moment that I am speechess but I thank you sincerely for being in my life here at the Hub - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 12:54pm

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Raci you have woven these words in such a beautiful way. You are an excellent poet, one of the best in my book.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello poet...it's so nice of you to drop by and leave such a remarkable comment...have a great day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Colin!i am too is in awe of your sweetness, wit and humor in one...just like a popular coffee here in the Philippines! 3 in one...but of course you're more than that, you are loved...have a wonderful day ahead!!!

      thank you as always!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Rosemay! thank you for the uplifting words...have a great day!!!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Raciniwa, great photo with beautiful words to match. I especially like the line "juggling the spin balls of life." Wonderful writing, as always.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Cyndi...thank you for the wonderful comment and the time...i appreciate it very much...

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      I loved your poem and video. Beautifully explained. = )

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Came back for another peak! Still as beautiful as I remembered!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello girl...thank you for visiting...have a nice day ahead...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Audrey...thank you for coming by...have a blessed day!!!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      The way life is, all there in your poem.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes xstatic...life is always like that...have a wonderful day...thank you for the visit...

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      onlooker 5 years ago

      Raci, this is awesome. Life is such a thing so unexpected. I loved the use of irony. So high, so low...yummm. Thank you!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you onlooker for the wonderful comment...yes, life is like that and people too...have a great day!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      back to revisit a classic and one of my favorites by you - so sorry you had trouble with their censorship on this one and glad you have it back for all of us to see, read and enjoy once again - you truly are a world class writer in my humble opinion - sending you warm wishes and good energy at lake erie time ontario canada 9:22am

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, that's a great tribute Colin...i am so proud to be treated as such from you...Mabuhay...it means Long Live!

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      It is very hard to have to make changes when you put your heart into it a certain way. Keep up the good work!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Audra...lots of setbacks along the way, yet the best option is to move straight on...thank you for coming...have a great day!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Glad you got it back up! It has all of the unexpected that live brings us.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, you are right xstatic...and it makes life worth living...thanks for visiting...have a great day!

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