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  1. 21. Truth

    I am a mother to two 40+ year old meth addicts. This is for the moms I met in NA who blamed themselves for choices their adult children make. After 30 years of trying, I know this...you cannot help a meth addict. Not with love or money. You cannot fix a meth addict, no matter how many times you try. Moreover, you did not cause them to be a meth addict. Only they can "fix it." All you can do is place them into God's hands and let go with love, for your child and mostly for yourself.

    There comes a time in all our lives
    when truth will set us free,
    so live each day as though you know
    your last it may well be.

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    I just love this poem it is so true and yes it has touched me!

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  2. 22. For Alexis From Your Mama

    Live each day to the fullest.

    Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
    Wondering why life, at times, can seem great.
    But in that second, it took me to just think,
    My life could change, faster than a blink.

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    Live Life Like It Is My Very Last, For Alexis From Your Mama

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    I like the poem because it gives me the passion in everything I do, even if you don't accomplish your goals right away.

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  3. 23. Temperance

    Sometimes we look back on our reactions to situations with a can't-believe-I-did-that look on our face. Things aren't always as they seem in the moment, so it's often better to be calm.

    Get annoyed with someone
    And explode in fury
    But later after calming down
    You'd look back

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  4. 24. Brevity

    My short poem is about how swiftly life passes by. Even the longest lived lives go by in a flash of time. It's just how it is. I hope this poem will help many to think and realize the swiftness of time in a way that also helps them to rethink every small thing of beauty in their lives here and now as a treasured blessing.

    Life's brevity, so bittersweet,
    depends upon just one heartbeat.

    Brief as dusk and swift as dawn,

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    Very nice. So very true. When it's said that we are given a certain number of days, what can be said when someone dies, say at age 59.5, but then is resuscitated and is now 64? Oh, no doubt...

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  5. 25. The Irreplaceable

    Our life span on this earth is always too short, even if you live to be one hundred years old. During our years, there are always lessons to be learned. One of the greatest lessons that I've learned is not to put too great a value on the things which can be easily replaced but to cherish the irreplaceable, such as the people we love and time.

    If you foolishly spend your money,
    you can always earn some more.

    If you happen to melt your sundae,

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  6. 26. Secrets Under Trees

    Everyone has lies and hurtful secrets they wish to bury, actions they regret and things they want to change. This short poem is about learning to appreciate everything a person has to offer and not just dwelling on their past mistakes.

    Tiny little secrets
    Get buried in the dirt,
    And if they were dug up,
    Someone would probably get hurt,

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    I don’t know if that’s true, because sometimes it's better to hide the hurtful secrets because the world these days will probably laugh at you then do nothing for a few days then decide...

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  7. 27. Greed

    Poem about the danger of being possessed by greed. I am always amazed at the attachment people have to their possessions, myself included. Go to any garage sale on a Saturday and you will see for yourself. If we are not careful, we can let our desire for possessions become an obsession and be completely consumed by greed. A wise man once said that any possession that you are not able to release possesses you.

    When we were born with no possession.
    The love received was our concession.
    No worries, no fears, no troubles, no fuss.
    In mother's arms we put our trust.

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    Wow, this poem reminds me of one of my uncles who was all about his accomplishments. He chased after money till he couldn't. Lying on his hospital bed breathing his last, he realized life...

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  8. 28. A Poison Tree

    This poem by William Blake (1757-1827 London) depicts the value of not holding bad feelings inside. In the poem, he suggests that sharing your bad feelings with the one you are angry about will cause the ill will to disappear. On the other hand, holding a grudge inside will only make it grow more powerful. The poem ends with a murder in a garden.

    I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

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    A Poison Tree is a short and deceptively simple poem about repressing anger and the consequences of doing so. The speaker tells of how they fail to communicate their wrath to their foe and...

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  9. 29. The Number 24 Bus

    I have wasted too much time looking forward and anticipating what I think will be ahead of me instead of living for today and enjoying life now. Suddenly I am a middle-aged man with more time behind me that in front. I now know that I must live for the moment and take in the colors and the scenery that surround me.

    Life is like a journey on the number 24 bus,
    So welcome aboard, young one; come, sit here with the rest of us.
    Let's hope you're going to be on here for more than just a while.
    Look out of the window, young one, and enjoy every single mile.

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  10. 30. The Perfect Little Town

    There is an old song, "From a Distance," which always struck a chord with me. It illustrated that from a distance everything looks nice. You're often not able to see things as they really are.

    The little town was the perfect little town,
    Where never would you see even one little frown.
    No matter where you'd go around town to stroll,
    There were perfect little houses, all in a perfect row.

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  11. 31. Just Let It Go

    • By Durwin Davis
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    I'm 17 years old. Can't really say I've had any major tragedies in my life or that I have a big dramatic thing that happened that inspired me to start writing poetry. I love expressing my feelings in ways other people can relate to, but I like for people to think about my poems and try to extract the true meaning, or at least find a meaning that satisfies themselves. As a young black man, I am proud to say I love writing poems to benefit myself and others.

    In time,
    Things come,
    Things go

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    I have a close friend. I don't know what really happened between us. We were so open, we did not have secrets hidden between us. And all of a sudden she fell in love with a boy in our class...

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  12. 32. Life Will Bloom When It Is Ready

    I keep pulling
    on my roots
    urging them to grow
    impatient for the bloom

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  13. 33. Ticket For Life

    • By Wanda Oleson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Some good advice in the art of parenting

    Bandage scraped knees. Kiss away fears.
    Watch their heartbreak and dry their tears.
    Teach them to know what's right and what's wrong.
    Show them how to be gentle and when to be strong.

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    Perfect advise set out in a simple way, to the parents of our new grandchild

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  14. 34. Wisdom's Woods

    Ah...so many personal scenarios to pull from to introduce this...

    For every time I've failed,
    For every time I've screwed up,
    For every time I've said, "I'm Sorry,"
    And for every time I've not.

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    I love this poem! It speaks about how to get through the difficulties of facing failure. I really like it!

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  15. 35. Be Proud Of Who You Are

    • By S Raine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2010

    I try to instill in my daughters that we all are unique, so find yourself and be proud of who you are.

    I come with no wrapping or pretty pink bows.
    I am who I am, from my head to my toes.
    I tend to get loud when speaking my mind.
    Even a little crazy some of the time.

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  16. 36. Make It Count

    I looked back on some past events in my life, highlighted them, and realized life works in mysterious ways. We should make the best of it.

    That friend,
    Would you two have had more fun
    If you knew how long he'd be gone?

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    This is an amazing poem that is so true. Keep it up. There are so many things people don't notice normally.

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  17. 37. Never Say That Word

    Tired of all the hate in the world. I hope the next generation will remove this word from their vocabulary.

    It is a small word
    with a big bite,
    the worst ever heard;
    it is just not polite.

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  18. 38. Possibilities

    Nobody sees the future so hardly are we absolutely sure how things will turn out. But then if we wait till we are before we act, we'd accomplish very little.

    We never know if we're right
    If we're not willing to be wrong.
    We never know how far we'd go
    If we never fight hard and long.

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    A wonderful poem and so true... If we live in wait and hesitate, who knows what a future we would make. Life can change in an instant. Nothing is for sure. We should if we could take any...

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  19. 39. As Time Passes

    • By Jenni-fiere M. Bivens
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Fill in the blank; the life you see could be your own.

    As the seconds pass,
    We look back
    At what our lives have held.

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    The poem really hit home with me. I decided to use this for a compare and contrast essay for my literature class.

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  20. 40. The Chrysalis

    At 95, I can look back on many occasions and realize their purpose. I've tried to write poems that would make readers think about what they have done and what they can do to make this world a better place. Humor is needed. Kindness and understanding are so important. Of course, faith is the essential need. I am pleased when I get responses from far away places from people who enjoyed the poems.

    We are never finished products,
    No matter how long we live.
    There's always something we can add,
    Like learning to forgive.

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