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A Struggle
by Susan K. de Vegter
Monday, November 30, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I'm tired of all the struggling
Been struggling all my life
Met a man just like me
He struggled with a wife
Struggling's a little like swimming
Or treading water in one place
Waiting to catch the tide just right
Or a wicked wind that sets your pace
It introduces your struggle to new hope
Turning it into a dream
Bleaching and painting a canvas
That just isn't at all what it seems
Struggling is a way of life
It's something you can depend upon
Until your eyes finally open
To find that the dream is all gone
So back again to s-t-r-u-g-g-l-i-n-g
Day in and day out
Humdrumming all your mundane
Then filling your future with doubt
I need a man just like me
Who struggles all his life
But not while he is struggling
He already has a wife.

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/6/2009
So true. Many struggle and get nowhere. Only a few turn struggle into success. In my twenties, most single women I met were stone cold crazy. Only struggling housewives appealed, trying to get free from dull or abusive spouses.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/2/2009
but what wisdom and strength we find in that struggle!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/1/2009
This so tight and yet elastic, Susan... what I mean is that it is agile and full of muscle! I can feel the stress and strain, yet also the strength and rebounding resiliance in your words. Another high-wire write which tells it like it is but yet remains athletically enthusiastic. Great sardonic humour, too.. at least, from where I'm sitting! :)) xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/1/2009
I don't think anyone would disagree with you that life is indeed a struggle, Susan. I love the honest tone of your poem. Thank you for sharing it. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/1/2009
Birds of a feather flocking together.
You need a man that loves you for being you!
The similarities are necessary to be sure.
But then differences, too, can be an asset
if there is real love and respect between both.
A wise heart wrote this.
one I have grown very fond of.
Blessings Belle-o-well-o-wonderful
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/1/2009
Struggling is a way of life,
It's something you can depend upon

How so very true, for most of us.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/1/2009
Struggle is my middle name! LOL Seriously, these past few years have been very hard on my twin sis and myself, and we don't see any thing getting better. Keep us both in your prayers; I will do the same for you! Well done; and love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/1/2009
I too have struggled Susan but the way of life and the way of love is never easy. If we had no hard times or no broken hearts we would also have nothing to compare what the good times and being in love are truly like. As for the man with the wife...we don't always pick who we love our hearts do that for us...
Reviewed by Paul Berube 12/1/2009
Makes sense to me, Susan. Been there, done that myself. Well written my friend.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/1/2009
I hear you, Susan ... been struggling all my life, too. :( And yet if I complain, I'm told to shut up, suck it in ...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/30/2009
As they say, most people live their lives in quiet desperation. So true your written words Susan, so very true.
Reviewed by Eugene Williams 11/30/2009
My Dear Friend life is a struggle but through the beauty your words bring your struggle will be short lived.. Happy Holidays
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 11/30/2009
Life can't always be a bouquet of roses. There's always thorns along the way. What else can I say. . . . . I have a wonderful wife
that puts up with my Parkinson's in my life. I can relate to this poem. I just take one day at a time. Why paint when it just ain't.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/30/2009
Life is a struggle, just when you feel you have found your way, something else comes up to make you reach even higher and further.
Good one Susan,

Peace, love ,and light,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/30/2009
Never give up, just get wiser, Susan. I know this was tongue in cheek, still . . . There is much depth here . . .

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