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Writing is a cathartic process in which I find my voice in different facets of each poem. Poetry, is a unique discourse of reflections


If this is the life we must live

Then let us live it to the fullest

If this is the life we have been dealt with

Then let us embrace it

Mistakes are made

But there's forgiveness

Learn from them

We grow

Wisdom is earned

Viewing our life

As if looking at it from

Someone else's perspective

Should help us see

The road we are on

Good or bad

Justice, injustice

Heartache, healing

Trusting, believing

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If this is the life we must live

Then let us give our best

Tomorrow is just a guess

For the rest is a mystery

Shrouded in secrecy

If this is the life we have been dealt with,

Ask no questions

Answers are vague

Eludes us at every turn

Search your inner self

Mediate on the good in you

Let no one tell you

You are a failure

Believe in the gift

That is, you

Tell the world to f***k off

If all they see is the negative

Blocking their vision to

See the positive

Live for no one

But live to be free

Keep the door to the cage

Always open

Throw away the key

It holds no love

Only wants to

Keep you from learning about yourself

If this is the life we are to live

If this is the life we are dealt

Make no excuses

Accept shortcomings

Own up to your mistakes

Learn and grow

Grow and become


© 2009 ek ellis


jvjones47 from Texas on January 06, 2010:

What a call for people to live fully and passionately. So many people bury that passion and never know it. Very beautiful poem.

Putz Ballard on December 24, 2009:

Simply fantastic!

tlmntim9 on December 14, 2009:

Gosh where were you when I was hurting, where were you when I cried. If only I knew you existed, I never would have died.

you are so encouraging! Bravo. Wish I could be surrounded by a hundred just like you!

Tim W

Maraiya Storm from Prescott, Arizona on December 05, 2009:

Very good! Important concepts to ponder. I agree with all that you said.

I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s on December 05, 2009:

Very nice, indeed! :)

ek ellis (author) on December 05, 2009:

Thank you for your comments.....Sweet it is :)

Jess Killmenow from Nowheresville, Eastern United States on December 05, 2009:

Nice, EK. Get past the bullsh*t and grab the sweet stuff!

tantrum from Tropic of Capricorn on December 05, 2009:

Very nice!

Life is life. And I enjoy it so much !

Thanks :)

BTW I'm Xtasis as well.

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