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(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

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A Beauty

How many times have we
travelled down a road
merely out of curiosity,
and as we move down it
something there takes us by surprise.
Something insignificant
somehow catches our eye.
We stop and stare
at the beauty consummated there.
A beauty that fills our heart
with the passion we identify as love.
We are confused not knowing what to do.
Before us lies, our future
if we make the right approach
or our downfall if we turn away.
Do we stride forward
or do we hesitate and take care.
The decision is only ours
in what we should do.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Edited: Sunday, September 04, 2011


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  • Heather Wilkins (7/15/2013 1:36:00 PM)

    excellent write David. enjoyed the read

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  • Rizvana Parveen (12/2/2012 11:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful composition...Thanks for sharing.

  • Chitra - (10/6/2008 8:20:00 AM)

    beautifully explained, the process of observation and reflection...
    step back and have a good look around
    these sources of beauty are the keys to better decisions

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (8/29/2008 9:44:00 PM)

    A way to beauty in a lucid manner. I enjoyed and gave 10.

  • Melvina Germain (5/11/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    Making the right decisions, we can only go by our gut feeling and listen to the wispers. Making the right life decision can be a huge reward. Wonderful poem David, a true treasure.
    Melvina

  • Philip Housiaux (4/16/2008 11:26:00 AM)

    After reading this I am sure I will give an even more serious thought to lifes options.

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/2/2008 4:31:00 PM)

    Well, what ever the choices that may lay ahead of us, in this moment I feel strongly that I have made the right choice by reading your fine poetry my friend

    ALL THE VERY BEST THAT LIFE CAN GIVE

    Love duncan X

  • Alison Cassidy (3/28/2008 11:59:00 PM)

    A thoughtful poem about freedom of choice. It certainly requires courage to follow the heart and take love's course. It's so much easier to stay with the predictable, even if it's unsatisfying. Something tells me you usually make the courageous choice, though David. Enjoyable poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • JoAnn McGrath (3/27/2008 3:12:00 PM)

    I'm at that road right now.....it's too hard to answer....or maye I'll give up the fight

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