Ups and Downs 18/02/2013 by adeeyoyo 16 Comments . I believe We’re here to learn To take our turn, But do we choose Or are we chosen For the ups and downs, Sink or swim, Survive or drown In the troubled waters Of life. . ©Denise G Allen, 18 February 2013 06:06 Advertisements Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInGooglePocketLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: adeeyoyo I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!