Monday, December 6, 2010

No Stranger At My Door



You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. ~Uncle Remus



Trouble rides a fast horse, I once heard a famous cowboy say. 
So I tiptoed like a snowflake, and flew the other way.
I traveled passed missed opportunities, and stumbled over the loss.
Holding regret, like a firearm, with pockets empty from the cost.
I grew weary running, so I turned to hiding behind my own locked doors,
never allowing trouble to dance upon my hardwood  floors.
Yet, all the avoiding, and escaping was at no avail,
for trouble would always find me through my own paper trail.
It is a cold hard lesson, like falling off a horse in the snow.
To learn that dodging all life's troubles also loses some blessing we could know.
Trouble rides a fast horse, I once heard a famous cowboy say.
So now I sit at my own doorstep, and simply welcome all that comes my way.

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26 comments:

  1. What a clever piece, Carrie! I like the resolution of acceptance.

    Loved "tiptoed like a snowflake"!

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  2. Carrie .. Carrie! So wise, so talented. 'Song of the South' is one of the first films I remember seeing ... what a treat to think back to Uncle Remus!

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  3. Love the last line, and the tone of the poem, and of course the line "Holding regret, like a firearm, with pockets empty from the cost."
    Well Done, really enjoyed reading this and agree with the message too -dodging troubles can lose us some blessings!

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  4. I was thinking this today - just face it and carry on! Nice poem and rhyme.

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  5. and welcome all that comes my way" - great message! Good one, Carrie.

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  6. Carrie,
    A very honest and realistic, reflective look upon life.
    An excellent poem Carrie.

    Best wishes, Eileen :)

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  7. a cool piece with a lot of truth...troubles come and if you run they only follow...some great lines as well...regrets like a gun...nice.

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  8. What a delightful poem. I can relate to it, I'm sorry to say (all that time lost!).

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  9. I like the rugged, western feel to this piece. There's much to be gained from these thoughts.

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  10. :) thanks for the smile. very witty and charmingly so

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  11. good one! So much tuth in your words...if all we did was run away- what would we learn? Bravo!

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  12. You are really good at this Carrie.
    how you so perfectly write an amazing story out of an apparaently simple pic

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  13. Really Love this and is one to be revisited over and over again...hiding from troubles is my biggest lesson in life...facing issues and accepting their blessings....thank you, that was one smart cowboy...bkm

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  14. love it! great rhythm.
    thank you

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  15. Famous cowboys said a lot of things, like, 'Here comes the Indians!' or 'Howdy pardner' but I like your quote best... but see, no trouble entered your door today, but plenty of friendship did! Nice photo too, luckily Santa wasn't bald under the hat you borrowed!

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  16. Thank ye pardners...one and all....your comments are the blessing that comes through my door and computer screen every day! :-)

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  17. That was wonderful, and I love your blog.

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  18. there are so many good lines in this! but i LOVED 'tiptoed like a snowflake.' i think this is one of my faves. :)

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  19. What a wonderful poem, Carrie. There is truth in it well ... Like the cowboy with a troubled horse...

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  20. Wise words indeed. Great Magpie.

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  21. So true. Can't run away from trouble, face it, that's the only way. :)

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  22. welcome all that comes my way...not always easy but maybe the key to a happy life...

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  23. Thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by and read it....it has been a real tough lesson for me...kind of like an old cowboy's callused hands. :-)

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  24. This reads like a song; what a great magpie!

    With all the troubles that come our way (whether we like it or not!), there comes understanding and growth.

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  25. Thank you so much Kimberly....and you are so right they come whether we like it or not, but growth comes with them...:-)

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  26. great poem. all a part of life's lessons. and great advice! very brilliant Carrie!

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