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WAR AND LIFE QUOTES

POETRY - WAR/ LIFE AND QUOTES ABOUT LIFE

 


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WHAT DID MY FATHER SEE?

 

What did my father see
to make him strong beyond measure,
content with the life he had,
gaining him power with respect?

What did my father see,
that forced him to give all,
humble about his own talents,
respecting all of mankind?

What did my father see,
that gave him strength to show flaws,
ability to cope in an unfair world,
vigor to honor the truth he knew?

What did my father see
that he sought justice for men who were lost,
worshiped his Lord without doubt,
admitted the error in his ways?

What did my father see,
that caused him to treasure his loved ones,
sometimes grow weak from the stress,
kept him on paths with good morals?

What did my father see,
that challenged his heart in bad ways,
made him respect the young people,
kept him on trails of the pure heart.

What did my father see
that gave him a smile you could trust,
brought him on down to his knees,
gave me the strength to hold on now?

What did my father see,
that allowed him never to doubt love,
kept him in line with his master,
remembered how precious life was?

What did my father see,
as he stood in deep dark jungles,
watching tragedy lie at his feet,
fearing his life would soon end?

He saw war.........................

Susan Johnston Owen © 2010

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Prepared For The Most Difficult Dish?

 Given no choice in when or why we are born,

seldom does one choose the time of their death.

Thrown on Earth, who knows where they'll land,

it's not our choice; we must take what's given,

face what we must endure, live this thing, life.

 

How do we decide what to do with the lot received?

Children have no choices, they must understand,

a world so vast, it would trouble the strongest mind.

The fortunate grow with warmth and light abounding,

no one is guaranteed this when they start life.

 

Sadly, too many come into tragedy and sorrow,

believing that this is the way the world must be.

Some may accept, content with their existence,

more often they wish to attain higher ground.

Will tenacity give them change they desire?

 

Living and dying are the only promises made,

what will a person do with the time in between?

Some say fate, karma, blessings or luck are the cause,

for anything that gets in their way to success.

When do all men study the entire picture,

throw foolish assumptions away ?

This is life, it's a difficult dish to make.

 

sjo/jazz ©2010

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson


When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ~Erma Bombeck


The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne


I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White


Life is simple, it's just not easy. ~Author Unknown


A life without cause is a life without effect. ~Barbarella


Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~Richard Bach

 

 

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