Thursday, February 17, 2011

Magpie Tale-Treat Pains and Loss Wisely



Image Credit: Magpie Take Prompt #53 at Willow


If everything were always golden and shiny,
What would you do?
I want to pay attention to darkness and sadness too,
Because not all lives are happy and cool.
When excitement and freshness are gone,
You shall not quit and frown.
Treat pains and loss wisely,
For tomorrow,
A surprise may tickle you fondly.

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My Entry 4 Magpie Tale #53

Happy Writing!
Happy Living!

37 comments:

Opaque said...

I fear I would not be able to cherish the beauty unless there was darkness around.

Máire T. Robinson said...

Sweet! I love the last line.

Pat - Arkansas said...

"Treat pains and loss wisely,"

Wisely said.

Thanks for your visit to my Magpie and your comment.

Lourie said...

Amen to a most true and wonderful statement!

Lolamouse said...

You always have such a good outlook on life! : )

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice Jingle. I love the last line too.

Caroline said...

Love this !!!

Kavita said...

Oh...so true, Ji!! Cuz only if we know sadness, can we really appreciate the value of joy!!

Wise words here, my friend...nice!!!

Dave King said...

That is so well constructed and so compelling to read. Exceptional.

haze said...

Treat pains and loss wisely..
i love this line... this poem is so true.... :)

jabblog said...

Wise words indeed! We do not know what the future holds and it's right that it should be so.

Leslie said...

"I want to pay attention to darkness and sadness too,"

Yes. And perhaps the dark times make the light seem even brighter when it comes...

Thanks for your nice comment on my recent post :)

girldaydreaming said...

wise words indeed and beautifull written!

lightverse said...

Jingle - was a bright, inspiring read!

Fun With This and That said...

I like the last line .It made me smile. Laura

Dom* said...

For I stand where I am to see
For the world around is illusion to me
But I know that I am in this blend
Nothing I can do until it ends
So I move about in this special place
Knowing that allowance is always in space

enjoy my Dearest Jingle(+)
soulbro*;)xoxoxo---{--@

Jane Doe said...

You can't have pain without pleasure nor light without darkness. Sometimes it's nice to just sit and wrap the darkness around yourself.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes, change is coming! Nicely done!

JamieDedes said...

Ji, this is very profound, very Buddhist ... not to resist ... to sit with things the way they are and not judge. Quite wonderful. Well done ...

trisha said...

very true jingle.

trisha

Buddha3074 said...

hahahaha, it tickles me now!! Refreshing work Jingle!

Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) said...

'I want to pay attention to darkness and sadness too, because not all lives are happy and cool.' and 'Treat pains and loss wisely' are my favourite lines... Maybe because these lines reflect the side of me which many (around me) could not quite comprehend...

Thanks for the congrat.. :)

Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) said...

Oh yes, I was captured by the pic and check out the meme.. Well, I did a poem about it..

Do check out mine... Similar to yours but more on questioning.. :)

http://www.tingtasy.com/2011/02/collections-of-tings-poetry-tpf108-mask.html

Judy Roney said...

I know we can't have the light without that shadow. This is a good reminder and so well said. I stared at this prompt for days and nothing came. You knocked it out of the ball park. :)

Celestial Dreamz said...

such wonderful statement and so beautifully crafted ... well done!

Rachel Hoyt said...

Experiencing pain and sadness definitely makes the happy times all the more special. Great poem.

flaubert said...

Jingle, I would say that is very
good advice.

Pamela

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is a really important life lesson...so true!!!
XO

Tarang said...

Nice!:)

House Revivals said...

I totally agree that we need some context to fully appreciate anything. Well put.

Kerri said...

I LOVE it - it is so REAL. Refreshing! :)

Vrinda said...

Nice writeup.

Thanks for stopping by. keep visiting.

Vrinda

Judie said...

In painting, you must have shadow as well as light. If you don't, the light is flat and meaningless.

Lola said...

Great poem & last line,
And *see* you again soon!
Lola:)

~T~ said...

It's true! The good things mean little without a contrast.

Judie said...

I almost forgot! Just what day is Firday, anyway??? Hahahahaha!

L.A Speedwing said...

You Jingled nicely your way out of that one! ;-)