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When Life is Good (a poem)

Updated on August 19, 2013

A pleasant dream

I might have had

was something so grand

to make up for much

gone wrong.

When the good news came

I felt so glad

to see that time

hard work

steadfast saw me through.

Walking on a cloud

joyous air abound

a smile spread wide

and ever so free.

Inside I might bust

from the excitement of success

a trill of victory

that so few have known.

As I lie awake,

a thought comes in

of wicked way

and doubtful heart.

Fear seizes hold

a pit inside my stomach

stomps my happy

crushed to parts unknown.

Something good

follows with a cloud

but life is not always so.

Ups and downs

of no rhyme or reason

are part of the flow.

Today I can be happy

memories of tomorrow

saved for another day

darkness turned to light.

© 2013 truthfornow


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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      It's often so true that we expect something bad to happen after something good. But it's no always the case, and we really should enjoy the happy days while we can. Great poem!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful .

      People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

      Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Such a beautiful way of stating this--the movement toward the light can be fraught with doubt--really lovely!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      This is such a truthful statement. Choose to see the light beyond the clouds. Make every day count! Lovely poem.

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

      Just beautiful! Voted up.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks for reading and the wonderful comments.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You did so well with this!

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      truthfornow very lovely words. You touched with them my heart.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Such an uplifting poem! Yes, you describe "life" very well.

      Voted UP and shared.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks so much.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful..Darkness turned to light is an amazing feeling...Loved this...

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      A beautiful poem with a great and inspiring message.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful and, as Martin said, inspiring. Today I choose to be happy and see the joy in life.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how very beautiful, full of hope and praise.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Very inspiring, thank you