Edward Veilleux

Rookie (1986 / Sudbury)

Life Is What Life Is - Poem by Edward Veilleux

Through all the ups, all the downs,
Some will be there, some can't be found.
If they won't care as they should, so be it.
This is life in the way that I wish to see it.

You can give your all, or you can try not.
When they decide to leave, what have you got?
You build it up, then it breaks away.
This is life in the way I see it today.

Days come and go, true hearts stay close.
Without happiness, love is an imitation at most.
You haven't stayed close, it's hard to love you,
This is life in a way that is sadly true.

To leave behind such a feeble mind,
forget it and pursue someone real.
This is my goal, and in time...
This will be life and the way that I feel.


Comments about Life Is What Life Is by Edward Veilleux

  • Julia Luber (2/19/2019 1:32:00 PM)

    touching and compelling. Hard to know what he could love about somebody with a feeble mind in the first place. (Report)Reply

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  • Chandan DeyChandan Dey (9/9/2018 2:22:00 PM)

    Life is like a river full of waves. We get the meaning of life deeply only when we enjoy crests and troughs of the waves equally.
    Chandan
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  • Chandan DeyChandan Dey (9/9/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    we enjoy life only when we search life through joy as well as sorrow.
    Chandan
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  • Dillian HansenDillian Hansen (8/27/2018 5:30:00 AM)

    Great rhymes, I like the blunt vine this poem puts off (Report)Reply

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  • Isha Lal das (7/5/2018 8:03:00 AM)

    I love it but you can make it a bit small and reapeat the word this will be life (Report)Reply

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  • Tammara Boyce (9/28/2007 2:43:00 AM)

    i agree with ur poem.it is so correct. (Report)Reply

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  • Dan Robbins (9/21/2007 5:19:00 PM)

    Nice job Edward, good flow, good meaning. Glad to see an Ontario boy with so much talent on here! (Report)Reply

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  • Sierra Monique (8/2/2007 2:01:00 PM)

    You are totally right. Fantastic poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Bonnie Harding (7/17/2007 6:51:00 PM)

    most can relate...nicely written (Report)Reply

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  • Ashley Stone (5/15/2007 9:32:00 PM)

    Life is a fight you are right (Report)Reply

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  • Cathie Hinton (12/30/2006 5:05:00 PM)

    This was a very powerful poem, it indicates hurt and betrayal all rolled into one. (Report)Reply

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  • P K (12/13/2006 5:19:00 AM)

    wow! ! ! ! ! !
    so well expressed!
    indeed beautiful!
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  • Ikazoboh Austine Jeffrey (11/10/2006 11:02:00 AM)

    hey there i wish i could write like you. this is flawless (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, September 30, 2011


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