Lessons


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Apparently I have a lot left to learn...

Lessons linger within the shadows
Of my day
Ripe with anticipation
Popping out at the most
Inopportune moment

"BOO!" they scream
As their laughter echo's inside
The walls of my brain

Vanquishing their evil grins
I change tactics once again
While sporting a smile
To navigate through the complications
Of my crazy, beautiful life

Apparently I have a lot left to learn...

Dana



~ Written for Poetry Jam.
Please leave me your thoughts. I do love them!


24 comments:

  1. Oh I think we all have a lot left to learn no matter what our ages. Nice use of shadows in this. Thanks for responding to my prompt!

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    1. Thanks for having me! I loved the prompt. Also, thanks for visiting!

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  3. dont we all in this crazy beautiful life....i def still have much to learn that lurks in the shadows....

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    1. We all do... I just wish we could get some kind of warning. Ya know, like we do when we get a text or something. It'll say "Hey girl, you're about to learn a hard lesson so listen up" haha

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    2. smiles. would be nice indeed...or at least something to wake us up to them...swinging by to check on you as i hadnt seen anything new this week...hope all is well...

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  4. Dana, how nice to see you at Poetry Jam! I love the way you allow your thoughts to come and flow across the page. Secret: I am as old as the hills, and I am STILL learning a ton.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you allowing me to join.

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  5. I think the day we all don't still have a lot left to learn, is the day we die. There is always something to learn, no matter how trivial or how small it is. So, I agree, you, I and the person who said that still also has a lot left to learn too :)
    Lovely poem.

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    1. Isn't that the truth! Life is full of never ending lessons to allow us to grow.

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  6. Liked the laughter echoeing in your head.
    Nice to meet you Dana.

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    1. Thank you Aprille. It's nice to meet you too!

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  7. Dana, so glad to see you at Poetry Jam. Hope we will see you each week. I haven't written my poem yet, but will hopefully get to it today or tomorrow. I do think that many lessons linger in the shadows and then appear in the light at the right time! We ALL have a lot to learn!

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    1. I try to join in as much as I can. Sometimes time doesn't allow me to do so though. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Dana, you are so right! A smile is a great navigational tool. Enjoyed your refrain as well--we're always learning aren't we? :-)

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    1. Yes we are! It's never ending. Thank you Sara for coming by!

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  9. I love learning new things. I just wish it wasn't always the hard way.

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  10. Here's a truth to ponder: we all have lots to learn. I'm still at it. Enjoyed your poem so much and couldn't help nodding in agreement. Your work is nicely presented here, too --- that dramatic photo really sets it off.

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  11. Crazy beautiful lives are meant to have a few complications ... makes everything more interesting ... yes?

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  12. We all have a lot to learn. Blogging opens a whole new world. And the community has so much to offer and to share! Nicely Dana!

    Hank

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  13. Oh, i really enjoyed this! wonderful take on the prompt!!!

    thanks for participating at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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  14. The ghost metaphor is really nice. It emphasizes your emotions about life's many lessons--especially the ones that are unexcepted.

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  15. Great take on the prompt! If only those lessons hiding in the shadows weren't quite so painful...

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  16. Hey, I do need to be reminded of my lessons learned. A "boo" every once in a while might just be a good thing. :)

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