GREENWOLFE 1962

Acceptance Of Fate

Of all the lessons learned in life
By every creed in turn,
Acceptance is the costliest
Mankind has had to learn.

The price is often self-esteem,
And life must yield as well.
It also charges interest,
On that, I shall not dwell.

But just by way of mentioning,
Though bitter is defeat;
Recovery sure is sweeter,
The sooner it's complete.

Acceptance of each circumstance,
Is one great truth of life.
But often comes at quite a cost,
Much suffering and strife.

The hardest thing to realize,
When all is said and done;
Accepting losses in ones life,
Is one sure sign you've won.

Sometimes the greatest victory
Is learning to endure,
Defeat that seems unbearable;
When at first glance, for sure.

Acceptance of this living truth
Is not so hard to bear.
It's something man can't seem to learn
In struggles everywhere.

But here is wisdom to the wise,
Or those who wish to be;
For those who seek a happy life,
Acceptance is the key.

The costs you have to pay to bear
This single solemn truth,
Are those you need to sacrifice,
Your pride and fear, forsooth.

The choice is one each has to make.
And each is justified.
Depending on your view of life,
I'll argue for each side.

The core of this dilemma then
Is just to understand;
Depending on the choice you make,
You'll live or die as planned.

Acceptance then, includes the fate
You choose on fateful days.
To leave this world a sacrifice,
Or live in other ways.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Poem Edited: Sunday, September 7, 2008

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  • Drew EngmanDrew Engman (4/15/2020 12:38:00 AM)

    Wow, I’m blown away, so deep and well-said; thank you.

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  • Anne P Murray (ladeeanne)Anne P Murray (ladeeanne) (7/17/2012 11:10:00 PM)

    Such an incredibly written poem...it flows with rhythm and wisdom. Exceptional. I'll give it a rare 10

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  • Fred Babbin (10/9/2010 11:46:00 AM)

    Your writing is so transparent. That's good, unless you're looking for mystery.
    Also, your poetic structurre is very finished. I like the poem.

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  • Venkatesh Jagannathan (8/4/2010 3:30:00 PM)

    Amazing one. learning to accept the fate is indeed the biggest learning and your poem explains this in most intelligent way, that goes without a saying.

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (9/26/2009 8:10:00 PM)

    a great piece of wisdom...would help every one in life...goes into my favs

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  • Yelena M. (3/23/2009 1:57:00 AM)

    'The hardest thing to realize,
    When all is said and done;
    Accepting losses in ones life,
    Is one sure sign you've won.'

    True and wonderful lines and superb poem as a whole. Very enjoyable to read and, like it was said in a comment here, has much food for thought.
    Best wishes.
    A.

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  • Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (3/15/2009 8:27:00 AM)

    Double edged..isn't it? Deep and has much food for thought.

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  • Madison Yeater (3/13/2009 7:50:00 PM)

    This stanza
    'Acceptance of this living truth
    Is not so hard to bear.
    It's something man can't seem to learn
    In struggles everywhere.'

    oh its sooo true. some people cant seem to take a grasp onto acceptance. thats one huge problem i encounter in life, but you gottta do what you gotta do. and learn to take what you have, apply it to yourself and get on with your life.
    nice piece.10+ as i felt it from my heart.

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (3/2/2009 7:52:00 AM)

    words of wisdom and humility planted here in the garden of my heart, ..
    Nice, nice..what more can i say?
    Hugs,
    Meggie

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  • Barry A. LanierBarry A. Lanier (2/22/2009 3:51:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem with poignant thoughts and classic advice...I believe I knw you ten years ago when I wrote my poem 'Acceptance'...I don't know if it's worthy but I do know that my counselor I've been seeing for 5 years hasa it hanging on his wall on a plaque....yes acceptance is the key to 'freedom' from whatever issue we are faced with, , , , , Bravo Greenwolfe, , , , ,

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  • Frieda Lumpkins (2/20/2009 1:49:00 PM)

    This poem is very touching, and I loved it very much

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  • Vaibhav Pandey (2/10/2009 8:00:00 AM)

    a great thoughtful write sir.....your sense of rhyme and rhythm is unparalled.
    10++++++++++

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  • Amber Roser (2/9/2009 4:48:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem that articulates one of the most important lessons (i think) that one can learn in life. excellent!

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  • Allan Macli BorgesAllan Macli Borges (2/8/2009 11:34:00 PM)

    it's hard to accept the losses of life, but it's the better way to overcome the sadness and anguish, and we have all to gain trying this way. good message have your poem.

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  • Carl Harris (2/7/2009 12:57:00 AM)

    This is a beautifully expressive poem which is excellently phrased from beginning to end, Greenwolfe. Despite the fact that it was in effect 'teaching a lesson, ' it was not preachy in any way, and your words flowed like apple cider at harvest time. It's indeed a well thought out poem, solidly constructed in every verse. The most important thing, however, is that it is a delight to read. Carl.

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  • Miriam Maia PaduaMiriam Maia Padua (2/4/2009 11:36:00 PM)

    great write..
    a piece that tells everything we have to know...
    on the reality of life...the acceptance of our fate
    whatever it maybe...
    only in acceptance we can move on and feel happy and savor the beauty of life...
    this piece imparts knowledge and wisdom...and the contentment in life from the writer himself...thanks for sharing and thank you so much for your valuable comments and tips on my works...God loves a cheerful giver...
    ..thank you so much.10+++++ for this sir...

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  • Sabrina , (1/22/2009 7:28:00 PM)

    You wrote exactly what people need to know... I love your poems!

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  • Rita Shay (1/20/2009 9:48:00 PM)

    Brilliant! Your poems are some of the best I've seen on this sight. However I couldn't help noticing that of the poems I've read of yours so far, they all rhyme. I really hope a writer like yourself does not restrain his talent in rhymes.

    Best wishes
    -Rita

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (1/5/2009 1:43:00 AM)

    great poem..wise words..'acceptance is the key and success too even after loosing- great 10

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  • Carol Fletcher (10/20/2008 10:49:00 PM)

    I also share this philosophy: If a problem seems unbearable, then change your perception! This is a wonderful piece of artistry and awareness!

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