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Discerning...
by Ed Matlack

Thursday, February 03, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN,YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE,SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT DOES LAST...


Is life for us all already cast,

Or should we got out & have a daily blast,

Stop worrying we need to do about the past,

Life does unfortunately go by pretty fast…

 

As well stop stressing about the future,

Daydreaming can be fun, but it is unproductive,

It works for each of us, but is only a suture,

In the long run we make for ourselves how we live…

 

I am personally each day learning,

As well for a job or to make some money yearning,

I am not of love or relationship spurning,

I find, if I allow myself, that I can be quite discerning…

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/4/2011
I don't agree with you or John that daydreaming is unproductive. Granted it might be less productive than other things but daydreams can be the seed for many possibilities. Patrick
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 2/3/2011
Ed and philosophy! Gotta love it, and live it. Thank you, you. :)

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 2/3/2011
Well done sir...Ahh I think yet there be hope.

Al
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/3/2011
ED ... WELL DONE! showing good judgment & good taste ...

other possibilities?

' KING CAP THiN ' or ...
' CHIN KAT P' iNG ' or ...
' CAP'T KING iN ' no H ...

WHO'D A THUNK? TK...



Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/3/2011
Love the reminder at the start, Ed,
and the poem itself, too.
"Daydreaming...is only a suture" - now there's a fine image
and appropriate.
You make me pay full attention here.
Yes!

John
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/3/2011
Good for you Bro Ed, keep those spirits high and who knows what good things may come your way, I'll whisper a few into God's ear, his hearing is usually pretty good;-)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/3/2011
Yes///all too often we spend so much time worrying about our age, we fail to see that we have today...enjoy it.
fee
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/3/2011
you are so right, Edbear... and VERY discerning, with or without that cap! :)) Was Mr Dylan singin about you when he wrote Forever Young? xx
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 2/3/2011
Sounds if you are doing some deep thinking about life and what you want to make of yours. Same here. Agree.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 2/3/2011
Ed,

I really love that very first part before the poem. The poem makes some excellent points we often don't think about.

Mary
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/3/2011
Lots of life smarts in this one, Ed....I like the way you think. My aim in life is to enjoy each and every moment too....

Anna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/3/2011
In the long run, we make for ourselves how we live…

How so very true.



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