Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Charmed Life

A sad day on the news,
the moneyman accused of vile violence,
the movie star's double life revealed,
the terrorist 's message beyond the grave.
Envied they had a charmed life,
skipping through puddles without getting wet.
Leaving behind victims and broken hearts,
victims that need to overcome calamity,
their desire to survive this day,
picking up the pieces of life.

46 comments:

  1. Sad day on the news, indeed! That poem is almost hopeless. BUT, I'm having a good day, and I can't help but enjoy the picture of the fish! I hope you have a good day today, Ayala!

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  2. ...the underbelly of charm. So important to never forget that there are always consequences to thoughtless, unkind and cruel behavior. This penetrates.

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  3. ugh, yeah it is the news...which means entertainment...which means we have to destroy someone...

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  4. So true. I am having a hard time writing about "charmed" with all that's happening, but I'll muster it up!

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  5. It's like we're becoming immune to the news - both horrific or good. As always, ayala, you give me pause for thought. Mind you, the latest news is the world ends tomorrow so we don't have much news left apparently.

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  6. I'd really liked to return to being uninformed like I used to be.

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  7. And yet, from destruction can come hope. Maybe that's life, charming us into trying again.

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  8. being uniformed has a certain appeal to it.

    you say it how it is and you write it beautifully

    thank you!

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Love this line "skipping through puddles without getting wet"

    Money and fame seem to sometimes equate with superpowers. But that power is often temporary.

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  10. True. But I guess, in the end Providence does catch up with them and help bring about some form of closure for their victims and for those who had their hearts broken. Nice poem.

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  11. Thank you, Caroline. Have a good weekend!

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  12. Brian...it's complicated....:)

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  13. Molly, charmed is not always what it seems...true!

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  14. smiles,Talon....as Brian would say if it ends it was wonderful knowing you :)

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  15. Kelly, life is a challenge and always teaches us many lessons....

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  16. Thank you, Hope.
    I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.
    Thank you for your kind words.

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  17. Sara, I have to confess that when I wrote it I loved it as well...it was all depressing except that line....

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  18. Thank you, Mystic Margarita :)time will tell....

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  19. Seems like every day's news brings more sadness of one kind or another. Thank goodness for fluff pieces!

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  20. Thank goodness for fluff :)

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  21. Ugh. Picking up the pieces of life is right! :)

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  22. Living a charmed life ought to compel us to take on great responsibility--but often just leads to selfishness. Sigh. News.

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  23. I can't watch/read the news anymore... for these reasons

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  24. Melissa, the news seems to be a turn off for many but as much as it is discouraging it is also important to be informed. :)

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  25. skipping through puddles without getting wet...yep - but the day comes and then they will get soaking wet...well said ayala

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  26. Well written with few words, but much meaning. Blessings!

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  27. ED SHAND?
    SOMEONE SAID ED SHAND?
    IRA?

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  28. Well said. The charmed life can swing between the facade and reality.

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  29. Love this...
    oh how we envy what we THINK we see, but only God knows the heart...

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  30. I guess we never know whose life is charmed, do we? I'll take my life any day.

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  31. Lauren, I agree with you.
    :)

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  32. This makes me think of how we're quick to call a life charmed based on outward signs, without knowing just what they're going through.

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