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Rated: E · Poetry · Experience · #2174189
Instructions for the journey of life
This was written during Mary Ellen's poetry class she teaches at the VA. She asked me to read it at an upcoming poetry reading this weekend, so I thought I'd ask for some comments before I did. This is basically a 1st draft. For once I might actually go back and make improvements on something I wrote. lol

As they say, "Stop and smell the roses."
But also, stop and smell the skunks,
for they are part of the journey, too.

Taste the bittersweet chocolate of your life.

Look up when you are down,
but don't forget to look down when you are up.

Listen to the heartbeat of the world around you
and revel in those sounds,
whether they are sirens or swallows,
they are a part of your world,
a part of your journey.

Feel your world--Feel it with flesh AND soul.

Don't be too hard on yourself when you fail at these things,
because you WILL fail.
You will fall.
But it's all part of the journey.
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