Prompt words today are coast, natural, aghast and venturesome. Here are the links:

The NaPoWriMo post is: Today, write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world.

11 thoughts on “If

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I don’t feel cheated. I did what I wanted when I wanted to do it. We really did have a LOT of fun for many years and having a quieter life now is not a loss. We are simply older and don’t have the energy to hustle through complicated vacations. I don’t want the airplanes or the endless rides in cars. I love people and seeing interesting places, but I’m just as happy at home.

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  2. Martha Kennedy

    Whew. Powerful poem! Over my life, I’ve learned that “wherever I go, there I am.” AND there’s the fact that where I landed is an incredibly fascinating place. One thing that makes it OK is having visited Switzerland a few years ago and going up the Jungfrau Ban to the Eiger and seeing how it had changed in 20 years, all for tourists. That’s not a world I would have chosen to visit. The mountains are just standing there going “whatever” and I thought “Good point.” ❤


        1. lifelessons Post author

          I was in Hong Kong in 1968 and in Mainland China in 1976, I think.. it was just before and just after normalization so no changes yet. I agree. Glad I was there before modernization.

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