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The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life

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I've had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true.
I'm done now with the whys and the becauses.
It's time to make things good, not just make do.
It's time to stop complaining and pursue
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I used to rail against my compromises.
I yearned for the wild music, the swift race.
But happiness arrived in new disguises:

Sun lighting a child's hair. A friend's embrace.
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Soul Mate 01 June 2020

Dreams can still come true

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Ruta Mohapatra 01 June 2020

Sweet pleasures of an ordinary life! The poem so resonates in my heart, being an ordinary person, having quite an ordinary life! A nice poem of day!

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Marieta Maglas 01 June 2020

The last line of each stanza~ beautiful, ordinary poem

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 June 2020

I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory. ...... But I have learned to find the poetry ..... Ties that hold and heal us. And the sweet, Sweet pleasures of an ordinary life..... greatly glorified the poetry

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Dominic Windram 01 June 2020

Beautiful poem in praise of the' sweet pleasures of an ordinary life'. I like the way Viorst deconstructs a kind of epic, hackneyed Romanticism throughout the poem.

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 June 2020

'It's time to stop complaining'! Moving forward with your life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ramesh T A 01 June 2020

There are so many good things to enjoy and write Poetry in life indeed! Experience life gives wisdom ro say the truth of life for all as the Poet says here! Thanks for sharing this nice modern Poem today!

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Dr Antony Theodore 27 December 2019

Young fantasies of magic and of mystery Are over. But they really can't compete With all we've built together: A long history. simple and fine, philosophy of life. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 December 2019

Young fantasies of magic and of mystery Are over. But they really can't compete With all we've built together: A long history. a beautiful philosophy

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Dr Antony Theodore 07 September 2019

I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory. It seems the woman I've turned out to be Is not the heroine of some grand story. But I have learned to find the poetry.. very good poem. tony

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