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When Your Fire Is Almost Out Light Another Fire

Updated on October 11, 2011

Don't Give Up Give More

Life is one thing for certain ... a challange

I sometimes think somethng is going to be easy and it isn't

I wonder why?

Then I say why should it be

Then everyone and their brother could do whatever they wanted and it wouldn't matter

For those who put the time and effort in

The rewards shall be there

Just not the way you think it is going to be

Life throws you a low and inside curve

You swing and a miss

S T R I K E !

You have to keep your eye on the ball

You have been reminded of that time and time again

Don't take your eye off the ball

Easier said than done

The second pitch a high one and you swung at it


That is strike two

What were you thinking

You have to make the next pitch count

The third and final pitch...

A fast ball right down the middle

A swing and a miss

Strike three the game is over

Or is it really over

Can you come back another day and remember what you learned here today

You at least went down swinging

Maybe next time you will connect and out of the parrrrrrk!!!!!!

It is up to you to decide ?

Have you had enough ?

Are you ready to put your game face on and try again ?

Are you ready to do what it takes to win ?

It is easy to go home and sulk and say why couldn't I of hit that ball

You can curse yourself and believe any number of reasons

Why you didn't hit the ball

The pitcher was a good pitcher

You were outmatched

You were not concentrating

The sun was in your eyes

You don't feel good

You need more batting practice

You were asleep at the wheel

All of the above might be a little true

But who cares as long as it is you up at bat again

Trying your darndest to make it work

Well for all those sports fans who love a good game

This one is for you

I might have struck out now

But real soon I am going to have my day

Where no matter who is pitching and what pitch you throw

I am going to connect and the rest will make history

Pull up a seat it could take awhile

But you will be more than surprised when you here that crack

From that moment on you know that ball was

Long long gone

OUT OF HERE !!!!!!!


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick That is some of the nicest things anyone has ever said and your sorry.Don't be.I love to hear it and you and I are a team.One lifts the other one up when they are down.Don't stop now.You are getting better and better and no turning back.March on and be the person who is deep inside never to shy to hide.You are not the only one who loves to smile.I keep on trying to do better and sometimes I just find another way to do worse.Oh well at least I did better at something.Have fun and laugh so loud I can hear you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You never fail to put a smile on my face. I don´t know how you do it, but I am practising to be as optimistic as you always are.

      You´re the best.

      (I know, sorry, I´ve said this all before about you.)

      Have a good week, Dim x

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Bell du jour Not as inspirational as you.Each day I look for people who want and love to dream.For those dreams can carry us on to make life great for so many other people starting with ourselves.There are no limits.No boundaries.No rules.Just a place where peace is shared with others who care.Have a peaceful day.

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      bell du jour 6 years ago from Ireland

      Another great and inspiring poem Dream on!

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      carolia Muscle It is with great pleasure I am so happy to see you.I didn't leave town I just had to climb a mountain to get a better view.Thanx for hanging around until I found my way down.Hope all is well.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Sunnie Day I am a strong believer that you can have what you want if you try hard enough.I am not afraid of work but I think certain things can speed up the progress and with help we can finally make our dreams come true.I am curious how long does it take to get syrup out of a oak tree?When you think you have done all you know but it still isn't good enough.Where do we go from here?Is it always a personal battle that we must fight or can others join in and make it right.Thanx for your early morning encouragement.I see the stars even if the sky only has clouds.I know they are there but how do you get there from here?Have a great morning and an even better day.

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      carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great post, interesting and uplifting. Thanks, buddy !!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Dear DreamOn,

      Such wonderful words to live by. You can also place this advice in other areas such as with people that have let us down, children, friends, significant others...if we give up so easily we have have missed out on wonderful opportunities for restoration..Thank you for this treasure this morning.Sometimes things take work..