This Life Poem by Viola Grey

This Life

Rating: 4.1


So hard - this life-
times test
even the strongest heart,
deepening scars
our fathers laid.
Impressionable eyes
seek knowledge in lies,
understanding nothing
while hearing all.
Searching our youth
we see a world of fear,
step unseen
into danger's arms.
Knowing ourselves
comes with a price -
we pay as we go
for a chance at life.
For what can we give,
that appeases our soul,
except control
and our hearts desire.
Scared of tomorrow
we step into age
with knowledge procured
in dangerous ways,
with lessons learnt
from earlier days.

2/4/08

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tango 06 April 2009

As we stride down lifes road, we learn by experience, which sometimes enables us to deal with what we find around the next bend. Tango.

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Tom Balch 10 August 2008

Great piece.It merits 12, but alas I can only give 10 regards Tom

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Daniel Allen 27 July 2008

Thank you for this, it has helped me straighten out alot of what ive been thinking. A wonderful poem. Thank you.

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Tai Chi Italy 06 May 2008

I identify with this great poem on life as it is thrown at us Viola! thanks for sharing my heartfelt concern, I am sure This Life will make a big impression on whoever reads it. Smiling anyway! Tai

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Marvin Brato 06 May 2008

Remarkable thoughts, quite a definition of what life is made of! Thanks for sharing, a 10.

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