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Coming in at the middle of life...
by Ed Matlack
Monday, February 14, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Like coming in at intermission, what do we know or understand of life from there...?

Coming in at the middle of life…


Just like a movie,

What can we know about life?

If we only just came in at the middle,

Therein life can be for most of us a riddle…


Thought for the day,

What can we expect from life I do say?

A life where we have no idea,

What we are, who we are or where we are,

A life, or so it seems we have up till now experienced from afar…


Are we part of this world we do live?

Or do we come from another existence?

Do we come to this life knowing anything?

Or do we come here to learn to forgive…?


These are the questions that do plague our hearts,

We have come here without the use of any charts,

Given us this world, supposedly from the gods,

Herein hopefully we can find a future we can restart…


Where exactly we are depends on where we once were,

Our pasts unfortunately are that of a complete blur,

Some of us do recall that at one time we did all purr,

I personally was called a great deal an inbred cur…


But again our pasts mean nothing here and now,

We need to all follow what we know and do so with a vow,

I personally will follow what I do remember of the Tao,

You may do as you like, even if in the past life you were a cow, 

You may even follow the teachings of the one called Mao…

        © ed ~ 2/15/05

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Reviewed by A PAX 2/15/2005
Wow, this is good!
You were feeling reflective as you wrote this......
did you find your answer???
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/15/2005
Yes this is a compelling read and has a powerful message.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/15/2005
We need to all follow what we know and do so with a vow,

Quite profound, Ed; and hopefully, the things we know and follow are good things.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/15/2005
Compelling read!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 2/14/2005
Ed, this write is full and moist..just like a piece of candy that comes in the boxes of little red hearts, and life is much that way..never know what you are going to get unless you have a roadmap...enjoyed Sir..
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/14/2005
Yes there are moments when we wonder about questions like you have written. I suspect the answers will keep changing until we hit on the truth. Great write.

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