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The Many Roads of Life

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The Many Roads of Life


Life has its up and down

Or it turns you around

You don’t know what’s beyond

Always running on an errand


This day you maybe climbing uphill

That is against your free will

The next day you’re going downward

You want to stop but it’s hard


You may be stuck in traffic

Yet you think you’re slick

Another day the road is smooth

You can stop by an inn, and have broth


The road maybe bumpy

And you maybe jumpy

This circuitous road is dusty

Hanging on a cliff makes you edgy


But always remember my friend

The road is never a fiend

It teaches lessons for us to bear

Doesn’t matter if you shed a tear


All those lessons are taught

For us to face life not for fraught

But to take the trial and be tested

And go beyond what’s expected...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello dinkan...thank you for visiting...i'm glad you enjoy this poem...have a pleasant day...

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Great message with beautiful pictures and finally the video, fantastic. Really enjoyed it. Voted up and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Linda!!!yes, expect more from life, and let it flow in your system...according to an author, the universe is generous...have a great time...thank you for stopping by...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Barry...thank you for enjoying this poem...have a great time...take care...

      hello Angela...i'm glad i make you delighted...thank you for visiting have a great day!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Raci! A very truthful message. There are many twists and turns and daily lessons learned. Outstanding!:)

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This flows so nicely it is such an delightful and easy read! Voted up!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      A very powerful message, raciniwa :) I really enjoyed the poem! Well done :)

      -KD

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello acaetnna...yes, there are no accidents...everything is set right before we set foot on it...thank you for sharing your idea...

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      Life is such an incredible journey and I believe it is a real learning curve. We may not realise when we tread rocky paths but everything happens for a reason.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      have a great day Justin...take care...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome, Raci. My pleasure :-)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, we all have roads to take...our ways of traveling it really depends on us, on how we take things...thank you Audrey for the compliments...have a great day...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Life's road does indeed provide unexpected turns--but always with something to learn and experience--Lovely write!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes, you're absolutely right shimmering Dawn...it's on how we perceive it...but it could be best to befriend it...Shalom too...thank you for leaving a wonderful insight...

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Raciniwa, the road could be our friend if we desire to learn from each lesson it teaches us. The road of life has strange twists and turns, surprises and loads of fun too. Have a blessed day. Shalom!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes Justin, thank you for agreeing with me and thanks for taking the time to visit...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      so true, Racin. Life is a journey, full of ups and downs. Enjoy and learn from the journey, don't worry about the destination. https://hubpages.com/literature/circlePDX...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you caroline for the vote of confidence...i'm truly blessed with people who support me along the process...it is much appreciated...

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Great write Raciniwa about life and the lessons it gives us. Voted up!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello there Susan,I've read that verse before but it was given as a sort of test for us...thank you for living that insightful comment...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Eddy, great to hear from you...how was the Holidays...yeah, aren't we be thankful for the wonderful blessings we receive? and I do very much especially for the wonderful people I meet along the way...

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your inspiring poem made me think of an Irish Blessing.

      "May the road rise to meet you,

      May the wind be always at your back."

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for sharing this gem my dear friend.

      I hope you have had much festive cheer and are looking forward to a bright new year ahead.

      Take care and God Bless

      Eddy.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, oldandwise...we have to trod on it everyday...thank you for traveling this road with me...

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      oldandwise 5 years ago

      Inspirational look at life and the journeys we all will have to face. So true. voted up.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Merry Christmas ahorseback...thank you for leaving a wonderful comment that makes me smile...

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Raciniwa... Beautiful poem , beautiful smile life is just a highway!.....Hey Merry Christmas !

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Darknlovely...aren't we all?

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'm happy to hear that you love John Denver...his song came to mind when i was writing this poem...thank you for the uplifting words...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Thank you Rosemay, yeah...we need to travel these many roads of life in order for us to grow...

      i'm glad to hear that you're not going away...you're one of my mentors here on Hubpages...i'll go check your comment...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, yeah Lord...i'm glad to hear that...maybe an elevation of consciousness...it is always a call on which way to follow...or just stop on the track and let the traffic of life ebb by...

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      another fine poem from this poetic Lady

      profound.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thanks so much bf for taking the time to visit my hub...yes, as always we'll go back to His feet and ask for His guidance for we can't see beyond without His assistance...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful! Many roads to travel. I love John Denver. I miss him...Thank you. I loved this poem...

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Life is one long lesson, we never stop learning, no matter which road we take. And if the roads are steep or rough and full of pot holes then it just makes us stronger.

      I wish you had read the comments on my hub Raciniwa, you would have seen that I am staying. Thank you for being such a good friend

      Have a wonderful Christmas

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Oh my God!

      I met my match on this one dear Raci!! The roads of live..that will show us that sight..either we follow or back off, to take the next step, after knowing our lives depend on moving on...until we get our call!

      Lord

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      Rose 5 years ago

      Well said, bf!

      We are going through different roads in life but no matter how fast or how slow we are in our trip, we always end up to His feet. Kudos to this!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Senoritaa, yeah, an observation especially when i travel the many days of going to work and been stuck in traffic that eventually would result to my tardiness...

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      It has a very genuine message, and the collection of the images is so cool!

      And John Denver.. NICE!!!!