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Ups and Downs



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

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! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

16 thoughts on “Ups and Downs

  1. Good question, adee.


  2. A lyrical pondering with a lovely style and rhyme that makes it very enjoyable reading. Well done.


  3. Those who think they know … don’t. But some ideas make more sense than others.


  4. do we choose or are we chosen…well i think its a bit of both and the prepare us for the next you know…thre will always be ups and downs…


  5. Mmm, challenges while we’re here, but after…? 🙂


  6. These ups and downs are never so palpable (at least upto the 20th Century)before. The change, nevertheless, was as smooth as the passage of ‘age’ upon us. But when man has turned away from prayer to preying on Nature, their frequency and amplitude have increased.


  7. Wonderfully thought provoking…
    As always.


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