The Retired Bloke

Ups and Downs

There are ups

There are downs

There are times when all around

Seem to conspire against you

There are others when there’s nothing but deep joy

To envelop you

Life is punctuated with highs and lows

Of times of overwhelming sense of achievement 

Of periods of low self esteem and feeling of failure

When no one can console or cheer you

But that’s what its all about

To not witness the lows 

Not experience bitter disappointment 

Does not prepare the mind

Differentiate life’s journey 

Fill the soul with the full bandwidth of insights

To prepare for the pleasure

When the sun touches skin

When family is there to greet you

When loved ones wrap their arms around you

When a stranger takes time to include you in their world

When simple plans work to perfection

There are ups 

There are downs

Just grasp every moment

Every high point every low

Learn from those experiences

To help you mature, help you grow. 


  • orchidee

    A fine write Retired.

  • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

    What great advice. I enjoyed your words of wisdom.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Goldfinch60

    Very true write, we must put the downs away and enjoy the ups in our lives and there are always more ups than downs.

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