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A Poem by michaelgallatin

Author: michaelgallatin
Created: December 29, 2017 at 09:40 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Inspirational | Tribute | Philosophy
Upload Stats: 4.83 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 116 views

Make Your Life Your Own  

I truly hope you're feeling well
in this life that you are making.
For happiness is out there
but you have to do the taking.

Despite what this world throws at you
always wear a giant smile.
And if you're feeling tired
know it's time to rest awhile.

Look for the joy around you
because my friends it's there.
When you feel polluted
go and find some fresher air.

In the mountains or the woodlands
or out there by the sea.
Surround yourself with loving people
who will fill your heart with glee.

Like my good pal Jeff
you must think outside the box.
And even if you're dying
face it brave like Johnny Fox.

There are no guarantees in life
and your time here is on loan.
But you can find your happiness
as you make your life your own!

Michael "Thanks Jeff And Johnny!" Gallatin

Last Modified: December 30, 2017 at 10:49 am
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Author Notes

I wrote this today at 4:41 AM when awake and still thinking about Johnny Fox's demise and how he faced it with a smile. If you don't know who he was and wish to, please read about Johnny in my poem called "Something Most Fine". The Jeff I refer to here is my old college roommate and close friend. He's still teaching Creativity and Mindfulness Training. These two people are both inspirations to me in facing life with courage, humor and love. And that friends is where this poem came from! Best of luck in life to all of you!

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Comments & Reviews ( X 4)

January 03, 2018
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Very Powerful and Inspirational! Really enjoyed this read.

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December 30, 2017
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Another wonderful poem!
Really enjoyed your poem, especially the alternating rhyming pattern. Really was musical as I always say. But I especially enjoyed the theme that one's happiness in life is one's decision, rests in one's hands and requires conscious effort. Also loved the fact you mentioned that in spite of difficulties, love is always present, just have to open one's eyes to see it. I enjoyed the themes of resting when things become too overwhelming. All in all, it was another enjoyable poem with lots of good advice.

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December 29, 2017
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Facing facts!
Going for it despite the odds. Grabbing the bull by the horns and having a damned good try.

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