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The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life
(February 2, 1931 / )

The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life

I've had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true.
I'm done now with the whys and the becauses.
It's time to make things good, not just make do.
It's time to stop complaining and pursue
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I used to rail against my compromises.
I yearned for the wild music, the swift race.
But happiness arrived in new disguises:
Sun lighting a child's hair. A friend's embrace.
Slow dancing in a safe and quiet place.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory.
It seems the woman I've turned out to be
Is not the heroine of some grand story.
But I have learned to find the poetry
In what my hands can touch, my eyes can see.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.

Young fantasies of magic and of mystery
Are over. But they really can't compete
With all we've built together: A long history.
Connections that help render us complete.
Ties that hold and heal us. And the sweet,
Sweet pleasures of an ordinary life.

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Comments (24)

Young fantasies of magic and of mystery Are over. But they really can't compete With all we've built together: A long history. simple and fine, philosophy of life. tony
Young fantasies of magic and of mystery Are over. But they really can't compete With all we've built together: A long history. a beautiful philosophy
I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory. It seems the woman I've turned out to be Is not the heroine of some grand story. But I have learned to find the poetry.. very good poem. tony
The Pleasures Of Ordinary Life are indeed sweet and so very satisfying and involved with others not just self! Very truthful poem
I'll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory. It seems the woman I've turned out to be Is not the heroine of some grand story. But I have learned to find the poetry In what my hands can touch, my eyes can see. The pleasures of an ordinary life.'.....Often while pursuing great things in life we miss the pleasure in ordinary life offers. A great write with sweet flow. Very inspiring and meaningful. Congrats.
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