When buffeted with today’s troubles
 Easy to lose sight of one’s scruples
 Easier to bow to revenge and vengeance
 Than perhaps revisit God’s acquaintance
But smooth seas do not a good sailor make
 Character’s born in life’s turbulent wake
 Someone said that life’s a roller coaster
 The ups and downs simply make us better
A hot furnace forges the sharpest sword
 Young minds are tested in a chess board
 Soldiers persevere in an obstacle course
 As they train to withstand a mighty force
And so learn to accept life’s challenges
 Always be ready if the weather changes
 If the coaster goes up, feel the anticipation
 On the way down, a sense of exhilaration
Close not your heart to love and romance
 It’s up and down but you’ll enjoy the dance
 Keep an open mind to all the possibilities
 And gladly welcome life’s serendipities
© Vic A Evora


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Charlotte B. Williams
over 4 years

Nice poem, good advise.

over 4 years

Thank you Charlotte

about 5 years

Gracias amigo!

Benjamin G. Sangalang
about 5 years

Well said Vic. This nice poem led me to revisit Jer 12:5 (CCB) where Yahweh rebuked Jeremiah for complaining about life's difficulties: "If you tire when running with those on foot how can you compete with horses?..."

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