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My father once told me that life is supposed to be a struggle
And that everyone has their own specific type of hustle.

Whether it be working in an office or stacking products on a shelf.
Naturally we all share the same aim of accumulating wealth.

He also told me that nothing is promised in this life time.
When you least expect it the man upstairs will throw you a life line.

Something or someone that will give you a reason to continue.
Awaken the hidden belief and talent that law dormant within you.

He then told me that happiness and success are short lived.
In time your name will both appear and disappear from life's shortlist.

At some point you will feel like the whole world is against you.
No matter what you do some people will just always resent you.

Accept their venomously kind words but never take them to heart.
The show must go on and no one else but you can play your part.

Lastly he said that you must find a balance between work and leisure
Because those priceless moments will add strength to your fluctuating tether.

You can't make loved ones stay nor can you stop them from leaving.
The only way out of this struggle is to hold on, and never stop dreaming.

Kela Lewis-Morin
Something I wrote on my blackberry whilst waiting for a bus lol just got to thinking the things my dad said to me, those wise words that at the time you ignore. However as you grow older you experience these things for yourself and realize that your dad was right. I used rhyme as always just to add some rhythm and make it easier to read. I hope it works and I hope you guys like it :) let me know what you think I write for you as well as for me.
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paul243 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Inspiring words. Thank you for sharing ^^
BigRedEnterprise Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
jimmo0jambo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
very well said... :)
roselynedwards Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
very inspiring thank you ! You will go down in history as a great poet
Oilux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Writer
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StoryWeaver29 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I really love it. :D
lilkatkat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is beautiful in two ways!! It is very smooth, and it;s also so inspiring!! I really like it!!
chuckiebobphil Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artist
dude this is hella sweet, and really strikes a cord with me
YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. It's really beautiful
redconvoy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said.
ThornZfire Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great
Lunawerewolfy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'cause only you know who you truely are.
Kurosaki224 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :)
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes its strange, its the sort of thing you don't realize when they had a point, or when they were wrong until its after its happened.
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