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Inopportune Times
by Peter Paton
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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" There Is No Time Like The Present "

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Its easy to say that you are not ready when caught off guard


Your defenses are lowered, you did not expect that form of attack


You should always be alert and vigilant,

 

Life has a habit of throwing up little surprises

And its best to take everything in your stride


Not showing your bemusement by being light hearted and calm


The knock on the door at the most inconvenient moment


Child who is demanding another piece of the cake


The bill that arrives when the cupboard's bare


Headache that arrives in the middle of the night


Seldom do you have time for even yourself


The arguement that starts from out of thin air


You notice your neighbour having an illicit affair


The politician falls at the height of his power


And you wonder at the absurdity of it all


These are the defining things that make or break a person


So remember to be consistent in all your dealings


Don't rush to judgement, in case you yourself are judged


You can't blame ignorance, when your own heart runs cold


And you shouldn't condemn what you don't understand


Just accept it all gracefully, without giving it a care


Because life is so short, and its your to enjoy



Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

Inopportune Times

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Reviewed by Janet Bellinger
Wise advise, and well written, as always.

Janet
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
And you shouldn't condemn what you don't understand

If only millions listened to this sage advice, the world truly would be a better place, Peter.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Wise advise to be used at awkward times...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Words of wisdom spoken Peter!!

"Will I ever listen???

TSK....I can only try!!

Thanks DAD...lol!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Very well done, Peter!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Sage advice that will benefit all who heed it!
Superb write Peter! Your attitude is to be admired!

Eileen^
Reviewed by George Carroll
This is pure wisdom that we can all learn from. Thank you Peter, I find I still get impatient when things don't go just right even in my old age.
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