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  Winner Takes All
by Sara Coslett
Sunday, November 23, 2003

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Standing on the dock

As the sun rose behind me

The wind started to pick up

Rippling what had just been a perfectly still

Calm expanse of water

Four Mallards suddenly put on their air breaks

And with a huff, landed in the water beside me

Two future fathers with teal heads

And their lovely wives whose true colors were exposed

When they preened beneath their wings

The two couples swam up to me quack, quack, quacking

Hoping for some crumbs I did not have

A grey heron flew overhead

Cawing as he beat his long wings in slow motion

To get across the lake to the other shore

The Osprey high, high up in the sky

Circled round searching out a morning meal

Then three giant bass exploded out from under a submerged log

I was so happy to see them there

Safely tucked away along the shore in a tight cove

I smiled to myself

Falling back in love

With me

And my life

With casualness I strolled back up to the house with my dog

The cats greeted us at the screen door with yowls

“Where ya been? Whattcha doing? Whatcha got?” type meows

And I knew

My life was good

I had won after all

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Reviewed by Gary Gebert 11/24/2003
An incredible look at how the natural world can help put things in perspective. Reading this makes me feel good.

Reviewed by serenety L 11/24/2003
Once you are able to see all the wonders again that mother nature keeps for us, it means that you have opened not only your eyes, but your heart.
It's mostly the little things that make us realize that life is wonderful and worth living.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/23/2003
A beautiful write, Sara, your imagery took me there.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/23/2003
this is really an excellent write!
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 11/23/2003
wow, you captured this like a polaroid!
Terrific job!
Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader) 11/23/2003
I think this one is one of your best poems todate.

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 11/23/2003
Being happy with who we are is our first step to being happy with those around us. Hold on to that Sara, you are a wonderful person. Lisa
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 11/23/2003
God Bless You Sara, for sharing this wonderful poem with us. I'm so happy that you have such a pleasant and serene life. I always realize how good I've got it when I commune with nature.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/23/2003
Most beautiful serene write Sara!!

Wish I could join you and watch the sunrise with You my friend!!

Love & Hugs Tinka
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 11/23/2003
You are that winner, and you should never try and defeat that in you.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/23/2003
What a wonderful world you live in with not humans to make you sad. Or mad. Or glad. Peace and serenity be thy name.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/23/2003
Loved your wonderful nature write, Sara! And so happy that:

And I knew
My life was good
I had won after all!

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