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Beware the Snare

Beware the subtle snare of looking back,
if we'd made the other choice,
bright, new ideas given voice,
it may seem we would rejoice,
and experience not the lack.

The ways we chose, we've really gone.
Because there is a timeless truth.
decisions we made in our youth,
whether wise or most uncouth,
we could face and move on.

Different obstacles--would we surmount ?
If we'd gone another way,
blessings that we count today
would not be ours, though wish we may,
if we think to stop and count..

Joy in the present if reflective,
Seeing small accomplishment,
relationships as Heaven-sent,
acceptance of each other's bent,
Oh, grant us the perspective.

09/08/2013 Carol Welch
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