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In this land of great privilege for some

The grass seems always greener on their side of the fence

Those others of us with great opportunities at our feet

Often squander those opportunities

In lieu of longing for what is on that other side


So instead of sweating, dreaming, reaching…

And obtaining all that could be ours

We piss and moan our dreams away

Sullen and embittered, negativity permeates our souls

Till we stagnate, locked in embittered fear


Do we not realize, when those who have so much

And act as if that is their personal entitlement

That we are not entitled just to have?

We are, however, entitled to work, to do, to gain

We are entitled to pursue, endeavor, and to be…

The very best of us there is


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Reviewed by Art Sun
Truth is in the belief of one's own efforts...

nice work.....

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
A wondefulfu way to express passion through your words, thank you for sharing Karen.
newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry
..and we are entitled to love and share that love with all. Great write Karen.

Reviewed by Ted Bossis
Some have special needs & hard to compare-But for those who find passion with their work -It's 24/7 & a beautiful part of life - Love-Ted
Reviewed by George Carroll
We work hard to achieve that goal.
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
Great message so true. Thanks for sharing this one.
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels
This was delightful! An excellent display of expression
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