Monday, September 30, 2013

620 : The Hill


A slightly modified Mark Haley photo.

The Mag provided the above picture as a prompt.


The Hill

Life is seldom black and white,
And seldom cut and dried;
Trudging slowly up life’s hill
We see others lying to the side
And swear!
Why, we ask, is life unfair?
But still—
Examination will find
They have their own fights to fight,

And daunting hills to climb.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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36 comments:

  1. Insightful and wise little ditty! Every one has a struggle in life to a greater or lesser degree and of course the more exposure we have to people who really do have serious problems makes our own seem negligible.

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    1. Yes, as a rule, we all tend to magnify our own woes and dismiss those of others.

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    2. The Precious OneOctober 02, 2013

      'Oh Dahhhling, I know EXACTLY how you feel. When that happened to me I...I...I...I...(fades)

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    3. Hey Cossie, isn't your most pressing problem locating the cork screw?

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  2. To each his own. One fights one's own battles so the saying goes. Nicely Cosmo!

    Hank

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    1. We all fight our own battles, n'est pas? Thanks Hank.

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    2. I seem to fight Don Quixote's battles.

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  3. Always walk a mile in someone else's shoes...

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    1. And give them back, of course. We all prefer our own moccasins.

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    2. That reminds me, when are you going to return my bunny slippers?

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  4. So true we all have our own battles and we can't judge someone's insides by their outsides.

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  5. And how true it is. Ducks all look serene on the water - and out of sight their legs are going like the clappers...

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    1. Gives the bottom feeders a laugh though!

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  6. "And is the road uphill all the way?" as a famous author wrote! Guess you've answered the question. LOL

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    1. No. But usually because we have stopped at a wayside to admire the view and catch our breath.

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  7. I agree. We all have our own set of "daunting hills" to climb and also, the moments when we question the 'fairness' of Life. Great poem. Loved it.

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    1. Humans have an innate sense that life should be fair, that it all evens out in the end. Sadly this is not true. No evenness, no retribution at teh pearly gates. Just unfairness and struggle. Uneven struggle.

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    1. ....sublime ev-ry mountain....

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    2. Sorry Jerry, the hills are alive with the clowns with moustaches.

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    3. Hey! I represent that remark!

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    4. Well, as long as they don't look like Julie Andrews...

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    5. Schweinhundt! Haben sie no respeckt?

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  9. Magnificent! poetry....awesome!

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  10. For all my flippant comments, you are right of course.

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    1. I'll quote you on that, you know!

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  11. This is life.. a steady Sisyphean climb.. some make it.. others done. wonderfully done.

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  12. we each have our own battles surely that we must face...
    i dont know that we have to face them alone though
    but true, not all will make it...

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  13. We do indeed have our own battles and hills to climb ~ Life is not always fair ~

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  14. yes, you can never be sure what another is going through...and should not judge unless we know

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  15. Yes, the grass is always greener... Whenever I feel those green tongues of envy slashing at me, I tell myself I do not know what other people are going through.

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  16. Hill was my maiden name...and I think it was that that made me look at life in black and white, more than grey.

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  17. Humans I guess, have this habit of being always thinking what they not have rather than appreciating what they have.

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