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Beaten But Not Done

Updated on June 26, 2013

Why the Pain and Suffering ?

I am not sure

We have to learn to endure

To pick ourselves up and start again

If it is a love lossed like beautiful grapes that turned sour

A partner who you trusted and now has let you down

Friends who just pretend and will stab you in the back in the end

A boss who promises you the world

When you give everything and more

You realize it was all just smoke and soon it will rise

Disappearing in the bright blue sky

We learn to be resillient and keep trying

No matter what seems to happen

We take our lumps and get the ice pack out

We know the routine

I have seen my dreams wither and die

Like a plant that hasn't been watered

Now frail and dried up

So far from what we had hoped and wished for

Looking ahead instead of back

Seeing our mistakes is far from easy

Learnng the same lesson over and over again

Until one day we say

I finally get it

Life is not cruel for no reason

It has understood rules

You break those rules and the lessons are clear

Understanding,patience and more love

Practice and perseverance

Finding our pride and self worth

Making good choices once again

Feeling so honored to have finally reached a new plateau

To see one more peek

So much farther still to go

Smiling and saying to myself

Yes I know

I have succeeded in the past in other areas and this one is no different

Taking a deep breath and being thankful for all I accomplished

Picking up my hat that blew off my head many years ago

Fixing it just so

Walking a little further and meeting someone else

Sharing with each other our ordeals

Realizing we are not alone

They to have suffered a great deal

Finding things that we have in common

They have the same hat as us

To our surprise we have each others hats by mistake

Laughing at our misfortune

Moving on this time not worried about making the wrong choice

Accepting the truth we are not always right

Setting our goals higher

Will only make us more happy than before

Until we meet again my friend

Take my lucky hat and wear it well

We will both make it to the top

If you make it before I do I will save you a spot

In the shade over looking the most incredible view

Where we see the whole world and all it's people

Doing what we all love to do


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      shanmarie I think I want someone else to live my life and deal with the sad and tough things so I don't have to. Like having my own stunt double then I just pop in when things are going well. Until then I guess I have to take the good with the bad. Remembering there is always more good than bad and life is wonderful inside and out. Thank you so much for reading and leaving wonderful comments.

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      Shannon Henry 

      4 years ago from Texas

      How true. Sometimes we must relearn the same lessons over and over again even though we know them deep down.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      Michael-Milec You explain it so well.Each day I am learning something new.Very happy in what I do.To rush along when things don't look promising.I am missing out of the spice of life.Taking a broader look and attempting again to do what I have always dreamed of.Thanx so much for reading and sharing.

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      5 years ago

      Hello dream-on.

      Reality of life. No one said it would be easy . The glory is achieved after suffering , more, even much suffering. We're planing the best, accepting what comes. Successful in all instances, because I didn't give up previously not even before that. When it went smoothly, I was grateful, when whatever level of difficulty, I was expecting more difficult, I'm still here. After all these years, saying , it was worth every bit of it. Why? Because early in my youth someone told me,only the winners get the crown of life, the life which last a long forever . Wow.

      Useful and interesting.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      DDE You have the right attitude and you show it in every writing.I am so happy to have a friend like you.I am climbing again.I see you over on the next ridge.I send a big wave hope you can see me too.Gypsy Rose Lee Your inspiration carries us both.I needed a rest perfect timing.Now you get to rest my turn to push us even farther than we thought possible.I always love teamwork and dedication.Thanx for all your help constantly.billybuc What can I say 42 hours later I get to post you a thank you comment.My dad and your dad might of went to the same school.He use to say look yourself in the mirror and if you are happy what you see then that's what matters.If not try harder and it wont kill you .It might be hard but nobody said it was going to be easy.I would always end it with I love you and he would say I love you too.Then he would have something funny to say like your not the brightest bulb in the tree.Kind of a down to earth humor.That kept me grounded and striving for more.Thanx everyone for a world of comments.On the average I get two or three a day. I had fourteen.That's because I let them build up for a few days and they looked so nice.Have a beautiful weekend and hope it doesn't rain because that is all we have had in Maine for the past three days.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Pick up and move one bad times are experiences one has to learn from to improve on their future plans

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I was reading this and being from NYC that song was going through my mind if you make it there you'll make it anywhere it's up to you New York, New York. Always rely on yourself first be your own best friend and we'll both make it to the top I'm sure.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My dad taught me to always move forward. Despite the obstacles and despite the disappointments, always move forward. We will make it my friend, and I'll enjoy the view from the top with you.

      Beautiful message as always!


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