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The Crossroads Of Life

I find myself standing at the crossroads of life
Lived through the fairy tales, good times, and strife

It's like when all the snow finally melts
All is gone nothing is felt

Anger, disappointments, pain, and rage
Feeling confined like a bird in a cage

Blue cloudy skies fade into gray
Like the ancient trees bend and sway

Feels like a ride on a merry-go-round
Perhaps I'll end up in the lost and found

Like slipping and sliding on a downward slope
Sometimes feeling there's no hope or rope

Some things just don't seem to matter anymore
Nothing like they did before an open door

Feeling down in the dumps in a slump today
Too many bumps in the road tears can't wash away

I find myself standing at the crossroads of life head hung down
Oh! rise like the blazing shining sun no need to frown

There's more to this wonderful life in living
Smile laugh there's so much in the joy of giving

ŠJune 8, 2011 Janet Irene Griffin

"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep".
Carl Sandburg - American Poet

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