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Homage to The Serenity Prayer

Updated on January 7, 2011

Looking Back

We had our season in the sun

The endless summer’s dreams

We did not know what we had done

Nothing is as it seems

Now many years have come and gone

Our time, it does not last

Of course it’s true, that when it’s done

We cannot undo the past

I say these words to you, so heed

Pay close attention

To your every deed

Honest and true, we must abide

No mistakes will we have to hide

For a moments folly;

Or a life of pride.

Endeavors great endeavors small

We need not count the ways

Gather them up, one and all

For dark and dreary days

When life seems unfair, cold and hard

It’s time to pull your ‘memory card’

From within your sleeve, hidden from all

Wonderful memories will help to recall

Those Summer Days of Youth and Sun

And once this history has begun

To free your spirit, heart and soul

Contentment is a worthy goal

To find solace, comfort, ease and care

We’re sure to meet company there

Others who have come to the same conclusion

Will tell you there is no confusion

Life is short and sweet and so

There is only one true way to go

A place we’ll find the ‘why and where’

In the wise words of

The Serenity Prayer.

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you my dear.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Security

      Ease

      Repose

      Equanimity

      Nurturing

      Imagining

      Tranquility

      YOU....

      I wish you serenity always, Kathy. I am glad I found this today...this is an inspirational piece written from the heart. UP and ABI.

      Hugs, Maria

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you, frogyfish! what a sweetheart!

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      A lovely poem and always purposeful last stanza...so true!

      Your words just seem to flow off your pen.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thank you my friend Kathy...cat woman extroidinaire! Yes, I use the Serenity Prayer often...it helps to keep an even keel (???).

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Lucky-this is absolutely beautiful! The fact that you wrote it on a whim tells me that you are, as I suspected a very talented writer AND poet. It's funny how sometimes the best writing originates without warning when you least expect it;-) Good Job! Rated up and beautiful.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Thanks! Sally! You know, I wrote this on a whim and for no reason except that I was thinking about life's choices, turns, decisions...and I just wrote this little ditty with the Serenity Prayer in mind because, honestly, I have to utilize it more often than not..so, just for the fun of it!

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Oh my goodness. What a beautiful poem/prayer. So true. Love the memory card.

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      We Save Cats 6 years ago from SE Kansas

      well done, Kath.