The oddities Of Life

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Dec 16, 2016

We never know joy until we know pain
A rainbow appears after the rain
Lightning precedes a clap of thunder
Streaking the sky with magical wonder

Sand castles crumble and drift away
Carrying the dreams of yesterday
Victories emerge from a single tear
Battles are won when we conquer fear

We wonder if life is just an illusion
Looking for peace we find confusion
Promises are made but seldom kept
And once broken many tears are wept

This world is but a transient thing
We never know what the day will bring
Brief is our time to shine in the sun
For all too soon the race is run

We have our dreams we live in dreams
But nothing in life is as it seems
Are we what others perceive us to be.

 

Tags: rhyme, riddle,

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John Carson commented:
Very, very nice
Edward shields commented:
Well written.
Piya Paul Mudgal commented:
Highly spiritual in its voice. Your poem reflects superb connection with the cosmic realm.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you all for the kind comments, much appreciated.
Christopher Russon commented:
Lovely poem Cecilia Battles are won when we conquer fear. So true.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Christopher I value the opinion of a talented writer.
Geoffrey Brewer commented:
You have demonstrated your poetic skills effectively in these verses, written with care and in pleasing form. Well done.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you so much Geoffrey.
Maria Williams commented:
I particularly like your strong ending, "we have our dreams, we live in dreams". Life is a mystery , as you have conveyed so well in this passionate poem of yours.
Frank byrne commented:
Loved this poem Cecilia.....joy, and pain are part of life's experiences.....just cherish the nice dreams of yesterday........I do....

 

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