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(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

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Lifes Curve Balls

As we go through this journey called life
We're thrown many curve balls along the way
We can either catch them or let them fall
You may run fast, slow or even not at all

The choice is up to you whatever it may be
Caught unawares you may not see them coming
Other times you're ready to face the challenges
The race is not always won by the fastest
But for the ones who holds out the longest

You may lose your footing but get back on track
Keep on moving ahead and try to stay focused
Soon you will find yourself making great strides
Then you look back to see how far you have come

You then took a deep breath and let out a big sigh
Yes life may have thrown you some fast curve balls
It is how you run with life and keep up with its pace
If you don't life will soon pass you along the way

So whatever your curve balls are in life stay at
the bat and keep on swinging

You can either:

Miss it or hit it
Tap it or dodge it

Just keep on playing!

Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 29, 2013


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  • Amitava Sur (1/9/2014 8:26:00 PM)

    A well explained study about the life. Yes, it's a game which you have to play right from the beginning up to end.
    ..... very true

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  • Kanav Justa (12/5/2013 7:00:00 AM)

    , , a positve poem with a wonderful message, , , loved it, , ,

  • Heather Wilkins (12/3/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    nice write Life sure can throw all of us the curves. Just keep on playing., so true,

  • Om Chawla (12/3/2013 4:54:00 AM)

    While at crease U must play, hit or miss; tap it or dodge it, is all part of play. And so is life. Words of wisdom indeed.

  • Valerie Dohren (12/1/2013 2:56:00 PM)

    Life is indeed a game to be played. Good advice and wisdom here.

  • * Sunprincess * (11/30/2013 5:58:00 PM)

    this is very good advice and a nice poem also...enjoyed :)

  • Joseph Anderson (11/30/2013 11:19:00 AM)

    Even mighty Casey did strike out We all have to bat again. A great comparison to life and baseball. I thought about it and thoroughly enjoyed it

  • Lyn Paul (11/30/2013 6:40:00 AM)

    Wonderful Words Patricia. one to say to keep the spirits up

  • Nader Baheri (11/29/2013 12:49:00 AM)

    very beautiful.we have and expression in our language that says, sometime we go fast and sometime slow, we must keep the perseverance.~nb

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (11/28/2013 10:24:00 PM)

    very inspiring poem.. longing me too... Again 10/10...

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