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The Deal Of A Lifetime

After a period of troublesome and trying years, I have looked deep inside myself,
As I endeavoured to manufacture plans on how to manage life—more specifically,
- -How to best deal with strife, what most befuddles and muddles my otherwise
- -'Perfect' existence... what has most clearly dawned on naïve me, 'dusked' me free,
Is the realization that the best way to undo the wiles of a somewhat mean world,
Troubles untold, is by reaching out for what most floats, that which allows us to step beyond
- -The ugliness, and the pain... it's the simple moments with loved ones, treasures
Found in hitherto undiscovered corners, the measures of unaccounted-for 'formers, '
- -Mementos and baggage of yesteryear, tidbits and knick-knacks, and backpacks
- -Full of beauteous things, dreams with wings of Brobdingnagian proportions;

- -Thanksgiving and Christmas may, to some, have lost their luster, but not to those
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: Christmas
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Many people say they don't celebrate Christmas anymore because of the sad associations that have built up over the years; this poem is a sincere but challenging response to these sentiments. We all have sad memories but, if we so choose, the more positive moments will always prevail over depressing circumstances. Being joyful, in other words, is a conscious choice- or so this poem posits...
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