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Reflections of Life
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
~Viktor E. Frankl~

 Reflections of Life


Sometimes we reflect

What is the meaning of life?

For my thought

It’s simple and up to us


First don’t be an arsehole

Be all you can be, give others life

Touch all you can every day


It can be delicious and warm

And then suddenly cold

Leaving a great mystery as why


Sometimes it’s like a maze

You wander through

And aren’t quite sure

Where you will end up


Or like an elevator

It has its ups and downs

Before you level out

To the next floor


There are many open doors

As you go through them

You shut them behind you

Because you know it is the past


And like a poker game

Not always dealt the hand you want

And sometimes the hand you’ve waited for


But through life

We make choices

We think and ponder


We know right from wrong

Although sometimes our own pain

Will take us down the wrong road

In hopes we find escape and peace


At the end, we discover it doesn’t work

We are still left with what we were dealt

So we reflect, knowing it is up to us

Not to repeat the pattern


We are innately loving souls

It is within, although sometimes skewed

It is up to us, to correct the wrongs

Wrongs done to us, and help those who hurt


Because all that happens on our path

Is what makes us strong and better

Although we may not think so


We were given that hand because

They knew we could take it

Even if we face our own mortality


Only the strongest of souls survive

Otherwise we would not be here

To help others along the way


So when you feel you’re at the bottom

When you feel what else can go wrong

Look up and say, thank you

I have been through boot camp

And I made it out


Carolee Dennis-Woosley

July 18, 2012


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/17/2014
So when you feel you’re at the bottom
When you feel what else can go wrong
Look up and say, thank you
I have been through boot camp
And I made it out

Your verses express meaningful advice and display a good attitude towards life. Thank you, Lily. Love and best wishes to you,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader) 7/25/2012
I do believe we all take time to reflect and review ourselves as well. Nicely written
Reviewed by S Bergerac (Reader) 7/19/2012
My dear lady Lily, you have presented again something precious and endearing for all of us to reflect on. You have talent and insight and present it well.

I bow and tip my hat to you

Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader) 7/19/2012
It appears your title is exactly how this poem was received by readers, including me. This is a treasureful write, Lily. It makes me want to shrink-to-fit on a 2x3 card, laminate, keep in wallet, remove frequently. It's that good. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 7/19/2012
We have to take the good and the bad and learn in every step we take Lily. Life is too short, I know.

Good writing my dear

Reviewed by Gail Delaney (Reader) 7/19/2012
Been there and done that and lots of practical advice here Lily. Sometimes I get so swallowed up in my own problems I neglect to see what I can do.


Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader) 7/19/2012
This is a keeper Lilly! Lots of great stuff here and a lot of what I have been through! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/19/2012
Thank you for a marvelous poem.

PS: That cat in the picture looks just like my Fat Louie - and he contemplates life all the time.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/18/2012
OH! Lilly! You took me by surprise! In all of the flow yo possess. You are the princess!

Lova ya!

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/18/2012
Reflecting on my life, I would
not change a thing...I am what I
am because of where I have been,
and better for it!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/18/2012
thoughtful, positive, encouraging;

well delivered

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/18/2012
i have never read a poem with more direct well penned verse for me to reflect on my own life, closed doors, skewed paths and trying not to repeat wrong turns. yes when we have finished boot camp we should forge on ahead with a glad heart. You write much well for us all to ponder deeply.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/18/2012
To the picture I must add, not just Food & sleep, but to poop too...e
Reviewed by D. Vegas 7/18/2012
I Love This!! Everytime someone I've known passes away-I do look upon my life where I've been and where I am going. I have been through so much in my life so far and I reflect in my poetry.
Thank you Carol!

Reviewed by Ed J. 7/18/2012
One cannot help but reflect upon their own life while reading this thought provoking work. So many aspects of life and so many moments with different meanings. Great job!

Stasy well and keep writing
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/18/2012
I cannot say that I have ever read a more exploring, meaningful poem than this one, Carol. Throughout "Reflection of Life" you gave us so many ideas about what life really is all about, and it is about "us!" We have the choice to remain in that elevator that goes up and down and up and down, until the door finally opens up for the last time for you and there is nothing left, you have spent your whole life closeted inside a box of your own making, never once daring to step out of it as it made its stops and opened its doors, and now it is too late, you are dead.

Poetry doesn't get any better this this.
Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 7/18/2012
This is what you call "a Reflection" with a capital R,
It leafs very much food for thought
but................. with a big smile

Thanks for making me thinking about my own life now Carolee

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