Modern Poems · Modern Spirit

Life Lessons

Laugh, make the world laugh with you;
Weep, you'd better off weeping alone,
loud and proud, such aloneness is a gift.

Love, let the words of the heart speak for you;
Hate, may you find the rare courage to forgive,
succeed or fail, fight your own dragon battles. 

When weary, don't shoulder the burden of mankind;
When bitter, curse the evil like that of a spunky child;
When merry, spread the lights around and beyond;
When achieve, award yourself with a King's crown. 

Too many friends will burn you out;
Too many confidants will sell you out;
A few trusted company is a heaven sent;  
and aim for one love is the higher route.

Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost in the thin air; 
To write therein more fresh stories of delights,
Live with all your wit and love with all you have!   

28 thoughts on “Life Lessons

  1. Your poetry is always special, Annabel. From the heart, your words and presence are a welcome light, to which I’m especially fond of your last line, “Live with all your wit and love with all you have!”

    If I may say, you have great style and look wonderful in your photographs. With your talents and determination, you too, like your ancestors, will surely reach the stars to shine brightly. In wisdom through your word, your call to thrive is heard. May generations sing, the life that’s yours to bring.

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    1. You kind words always bring joy and I thank you, Phil! Glad that you found my poetry special and pleasing, in a wayπŸ˜‰πŸŒ».

      Heartfelt thanks for your encouragement. Too often we are burdened by life and forget how great we truly are. May the Grace of our ancestors stay within us!

      And I too, wish you all the success and happiness life has to offer!πŸ₯³πŸ™

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      1. I saw you looking at my posts and was hoping you’d say hello. That sounds wonderful and I hope you had a nice day, my dear. I really like your new Gravatar, BTW. Thank you Annabel ~ you too πŸ˜‡

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  2. Oh, my goodness, Annabel, your post is rich! Layers of beauty, wisdom, sadness, introspection, reflection, and family history. I will save and revisit the many lessons you have poetically shared with us. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. πŸŒžπŸ’πŸ’—

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    1. Your kindness has been extraordinary, dear Michele! I thank you for your beautiful and generous spirit! Always A treat to read your words πŸ₯³πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š. And you too, have a stunning weekend ahead!

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  3. Hello, again. 😊 I hope you are doing well, sweet Annabel. I forgot to mention that, while you always look lovely, I also dig your style ~ very cool Converse All-Stars kicks! Have a great new week my friend πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Glad to read a comment from you! I have been doing relatively well, dealing with some unexpected circumstances πŸ™‚ And yes, they were Converse, haha. You have joyful Thanksgiving week, my very kind friend!

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      1. Thank you, my dear friend Annabel! May swift & clear resolution overcome each challenge you encounter, and blessings of joy fill your spirit this Thanksgiving week πŸ™‚πŸ’

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  4. A prolific profound poetry flowing like a river that makes it way over, under and around sticks rocks or whatever. The determination of survival is such and you delivered wisdom with your poetry which I would call a sage/proverb… Love your journal entry which is reflective and also illustrates your own personal growth…and serves as a reminder of the line of warriors before you. thanks for always being uniquely you!

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    1. You are kind to me, Tony! Heartfelt gratitude for your generosity of kind words! And yes, those who have struggled know a thing or two about surviving in this relentless world, haha. Such a gift to know my writing has found a warm shelter in your kind understanding and benevolent spirit!πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯‚πŸŒ»

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      1. it is likewise, that we share in a moment of appreciation! For I am grateful the sharing πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ½that allows me to reflect and sometime dance with you. You are a gift with many talents. One of them is making me blushπŸ˜œπŸ€—πŸ₯³Always warm wishes for today and peaceful time in your journey!

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