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All Wrapped Up
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Saturday, May 24, 2008
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a friend brought up this subject and it got me thinking....

All Wrapped Up



Some folks seem to immerse themselves,

In one particular facet of life or another.

Their whole lives revolving around,

That one thing, the focus of their existence.


Just think, there are those whose every day,

Revolve around raising show animals,

Imagine a life revolving around rabbits, for instance

The raising, grooming, feeding, and housing.


And vacations! All planned in relation to,

And in timing with, the rabbit fairs and shows.

With a blue ribbon will come prestige,

And inner pride for a job well done.


But the focus could just as easily be:

Quilting, soccer, rock climbing or wine making,

Hot-rod cars, or maybe even the vintage models.

With all life’s energy going in these directions.


Just funny to me to think of this,

And review what it is my life revolves around.

Interesting how we choose our existences,

How we focus our energies and spend our days.

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Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/25/2008
Your right about this. I think it's so important for all of us to have a focus in life...that one specail thing that keeps our attention...relieves our stress..
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/25/2008
Karen I never thought of it until I read your words but yes being focused on that one important thing makes a difference in our life. Thank you kare for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/25/2008
got me with this one Karen, my first thought for me was verse, hope your holiday is great :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/25/2008
I think sometimes we need that focus on our passions or hobbies to help keep the realities of life in perspective. Well stated Karen.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/25/2008
I love horses and horse shows.
Different strokes for different folks
makes the world go round. ;)
Reviewed by Morning Star 5/25/2008
You chose a unique hubby and it fills your life
with positive energy I love Horses
My sister races her horse,
Her life revolves around her horse
excellent write!!
Peace Love and Light...and hugesss too...Morning Star
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/25/2008
The spice of life makes the world go round,,,,Love the photo.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/25/2008
Wonderful to involve your life with such beautiful creatures. Well said my friend. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/25/2008
Karen, this poem is a classic because your words are so true. As youngsters we are busy experiencing many new things, looking for that one thing in which to focus upon. We try things, learn how to master them well, get bored and move on to new pursuits until we find that one thing that fills up that empty hole inside. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/25/2008
Very beautiful poem,and picture..take care Ok...Hugs
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/25/2008
Interesting how we choose our existences,
How we focus our energies and spend our days.

It truly is, and thank God we are not all the same. Life truly holds many things for many different kinds of people.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2008
Beautiful writing, Karen, and I love the picture! Very nice; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Art Sun 5/24/2008
Life blends us into the mold of which we are...this is the journey that leads us to our Destiny...

nice work Karen...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/24/2008

You have an interesting hobby - your life revolves around your beloved animals. Not a bad thing, at all. :) They benefit, you benefit - Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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