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the circle of life and decisions

Updated on June 14, 2012
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Lisa is a substitute teacher who studies English Literature. She lives to write and is following her dream of becoming a professor.


Circle of life

Children’s laughter

Music for the soul

All the small things that matter

Truly define one’s home

Time passes in the blink of an eye

Sweet innocence of a child

So eager to take the plunge and learn to fly

Bitter sweet symphony of laughter and fear

Hold on tight sweet child of mine

The road only gets bumpier from here

Run screaming from those hands of time

Each day that passes will never come back

Slow down sweet child stop and take a breath

Please jump off life’s fast track

And remember the circle of life only ends in death

As a child were you in a rush to grow up.

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I have noticed the older I grow the more I tend to understand and fear the circle of life. When one is born they are but infants nurtured by parents. All needs are met by someone else. As the infant grows into adolescence they start taking more and more control of meeting their own basic needs. However, the more independent a child becomes the more independent they want to be. The child starts rushing adult hood, rushing those joyous moments of child hood in an attempt to be treated as an adult. As the child grows into an adult the novelty goes away quickly and before they know it the adult is longing for those carefree days of their youth. As the adult matures into a senior citizen they start losing the ability to meet their own basic needs. Before they know it the adult is like the infant again; in need of some nurturing caregiver to assist them with their own basic needs. This is the circle of life. This circle ends only when death occurs. By the time death is looming the person is usually ready for it. Unless of course, the death occurs before the circle of life is complete.

It has always amazed me the minute details that seem to govern ones mental well being. A chance moment, a blink of an eye, a detour in thought has the ability to alter the course of one’s life. Some time these changes lead to monumental moments in one’s life; the kind of moment’s that produce true joy and will be remembered for a life time. However, sometimes these changes create unforeseen consequences that may shatter one's happiness. Fortunately happiness can be rebuilt. Those moments in which happiness is shattered will create strength and a determination to achieve more joyous moments. Life is too short to dwell on consequences of bad decisions.


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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      So true! Voted up!

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      Lisa Williams 6 years ago

      thank you so much!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant and beautiful hub , I now look forward to reading very many more by you.

      I give this gem awesome/beautiful and up.

      Take care


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      Lisa Williams 6 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Leni Sands 6 years ago from UK

      Beautifully written and so very true. Keep up the good work.

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      Lisa Williams 6 years ago

      Thank you so much!I hope to spend more time creating Hubs.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Very moving and wise hub, so wise I clicked on your profile and was surprised to see that you're still in your twenties! You have much to say and I hope you keep writing and sharing things like this with us.

      Voting this hub up, beautiful, awesome and interesting.

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      Lisa Williams 6 years ago

      Thank you! =)

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      lostwithinmyself 6 years ago

      Voted up! :)