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Are you playing it safe ........

Updated on July 1, 2013

Can we know what tomorrow brings
can we imagine of whats to come
Or are we just toying with hope
praying life doesn't come undone

Isn't it just a matter of numbers
nothing but a slim chance
Not every poem will aquire the music to become
song nor the song become a dance

I lighthouse is but a wish the smallest hope
that somehow we'll know when
Perhaps we'll not see our way through
the night never make it home again

I have always been the keeper always vigilant
for those who're lost
But the chances I never took Am I
beginning to reap the cost

The lighthouse keeper that never
took a chance you see
Safety in the comfort of the storms
in the lee of winds and sea

Have I but pretended to have lived
and the moral of story that will end ?
Go out there on the sea.... live
laugh and love it all my friend

Don't hide in the safety of the cove
nor become a anchor for those who live
Go out there on that sea ...laugh
and love .....until theres nothing at all left to give


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      Cat 3 years ago from New York

      It's never too late to live, Ed! I'm caught between the familiar unpretties and the unfamiliar chances of beauties waiting to happen. This is beautiful... such a deep thinker and lovely soul!



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      Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Cantuhearmescream I agree with Cantuhearmescream , sometimes there is a lot going on in life, but there is only one chance to live your life. You need to live your life. Keep living your life the best you.

      Another lovely and wonderful poem.


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      Beth37 3 years ago

      I love this line, "Go out there on the sea.... live

      laugh and love it all my friend" That says it all.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      OH MAN -----look at the most beautiful girls in the" Pages" ! Thank you sweetys ! Made me smile !

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the idea of leaving the cove and starting to live...Beautiful....

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Let's go out upon life's sea and live and laugh and love. This was inspirational. Enjoyed lots. Passing this on. Hugs.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Ah, Cowboy - you know i adore your life's philosophy. I'd rather go down for the third time and drown - than never have tried to swim at all!

      Great poetry with an awesome message!


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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      I missed this one. It is almost heartbreaking, yet inspiring. Life is for the living. As Cat said, never too late. Plus, if helping others makes you feel good, who says you aren't already living? The key is learning how to be an anchor for someone else while also staying afloat yourself.

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      Shannie , The trick IS to stay alive yourself , you nailed that , its so easy to help others my friend and to lose track of YOU , be vigilant , be careful ,but be YOU too my young friend !........Thank you for all you are , Ed

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