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Better or Worse

Updated on August 21, 2012
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Spent all my time wishing for better

Didn't know we were already living together

Until worse moved in

Then I wished for better again

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well my dear, I don't know how to respond to this one. I'm glad you are back writing, but this strikes me as being about real life....your real life. If it is, then I hope you are well. This is one of those that I hesitate to make a comment on, fearing that I'm going to stick my foot in my mouth. It's well-written, but like I said, I hope you are well.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Billy, You're sweet to always worry about me, but it's really just a poem. Yes, it was inspired by something that happened today, but it was minor in the grand scheme of life - the event just reminded me that sometimes we take things for granted that are good and don't realize what we have until we lose it - all the usual cliches. I think this hub is about to be unpublished anyhow - I keep getting warnings that it's too short and it may be taken down by a moderator!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad to hear that all is well. Thanks for letting me know; have a great week my friend.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Some thoughts, random (as usual) and yet consequences of having read your poem...today, my wife and I celebrate our 30th anniversary.

      It's never been a Cinderella story for us. I've been a knucklehead more often than a prince charming, and I certainly don't deserve her...

      But last night as we watched Sheldon do his aggravating thing with Penny and then with Leonard on Big Bang Theory, I happened to look over at my wife sitting there beside me on our couch...and she had this marvelous glow about her as she laughed uncontrollably--even though I knew good and well that some of the risque jokes were over her head--and I had the most wonderful and serendipitous notion fill my head all of a sudden...

      ...that things were as they should be, and that I would never surrender who I am or where I happened to be at that very precise moment...

      ...and that for each and every definition I've ever given the L word in my life...

      ...love had found fruition in her.

      Hang in there, Crystal. You can say it's just a poem, but I know...I know. Let it season; let it get better; give it time before you ever let it go.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Just awesome Crystal! We wait for better times while they are there, only to find worse times come in. Really awesome.

      Votes up and awesome.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks rajan jolly. I think this is the human condition. That's why it's best to appreciate what we have,instead of thinking about the negative aspects, but don't we often take it for granted? By the way, I'm super excited that you are reading my work all the way in India!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks Crystal, it's my pleasure too. The only hitch is shortage of time. There are excellent writers here with so many excellent and informative hubs. Have a great weekend.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Yes, it's humor nature not to realize what we have until it's gone. As the old saying goes, it's better to be alone than in bad company!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      How true how true my Crystal of poetic clarity - that reminds me of the time someone said to me - cheer up Colin it could get worse so I cheered up and sure enough it did get worse, lol, but it always gets better with you my dear Crystal everytime I arrive here at your hallowed hubspace - sending you warm wishes and now for a nice cuppa tea and some yummy apple spice coffee cake. Sending you warm wishes from Colin and his cats Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time canada 4:00pm

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Epi, (Do you mind if I call you Epi, or do you prefer Colin?)

      Don't you love when people tell you to cheer up? It's about as effective as 'Calm down.' Wishing now for a cuppa tea and yummy apple spice coffee cake. That sounds divine. Please say hello to Tiffy and Gabriel for me.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      The grass is certainly always greener, isn't it?

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Yes indeed, FlourishAnyway. I think we can all relate!

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      Glenn Stok 3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Very meaningful with just a few words. Better can be with us when we don't even know it. And we end up overlooking Better when we focus on Worse. That's what I learned from your poem.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for reading and commenting Glenn!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautiful poem with so much to think about

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks DDE

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