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Life’s Brief Encounters

Date Written: October 1, 2017
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There are many strange twists and turns in life,
Some that really push back the daily stress and strife.
Brief encounters with people that constantly come and go,
But a few really rare ones seem to make our hearts glow

Every so often in the bend in life's road,
People will enter, some for only a brief episode.
Sometimes they enter with fanfare and dash,
But all too often they are gone in a flash.

Reason and logic have never explained,
Why with certain people our interest cannot be sustained.
With others happy thoughts, and words seem to prevail,
Compared to their wit and candor others seem so pale.

Even though things are not always as we wish them to be,
It's still the journey….that makes life fun you see.
For the path may be short or long, with many a peak and valley,
Each one an adventure, no one has the time to keep a tally.

Smiles and laugher to these people seem the order of their day,
With some intermittent tears and sadness along the way.
But their sweet sweet smile, oh what joy it can bring,
It lets the sunshine into your heart and makes your soul sing.

And after everything is said and done,
Surely on our life's road there has been at least one.
And even though these moments are but a precious few,
If you're lucky, truly lucky, some of these moments were shared by you.

August 20, 2017

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