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And life is like this?

life is like this
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm vr lens
Nigel Borrington

One morning two years ago I was out walking Molly on the beach at Oysterhaven, county Cork, when I noticed this Woman learning to windsurf, time and time again she went through this cycle – on the board off the board. Up again time and time again. I remember telling myself there you have it, that’s it that’s life, we don’t belong on the board do we. Naturally we belong off the board but its our job to keep getting back on!

So a poem

Getting back up

Life is a bright, long star boulevard,
Where you get good, when you work hard.

But Life is not a fantasy,
or just a love that’s shared between thee’
It’s a battlefield of broken goals,
A purple sky with empty souls.
The city streets with littered trash,
the wild fire left with ash.

Falling, hurting,
crying, blurting,
fearing, slipping,
failing, tripping.
Lies from fakers,
burning heart breakers.
Those knocking you down,
smiling when you frown.

But others tell you keep on going,
you try so hard though your steps are slowing.
You can’t see the future or get a head start,
So getting back up is the hardest part.

I think life is a learning experience, sometimes we fail and sometimes we fall off. I think we will be measured by our ability to both recognise this fact and then to see the process of climbing back on as just part of the fun!


12 responses

  1. nice πŸ™‚

    May 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  2. Dark but true. But the sky seems a brighter and more vivid blue, after the purple clears.

    May 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  3. What a great message and photo, Nigel πŸ™‚ Good day to you

    May 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  4. 1annecasey

    Nice action sequence, amazing words! : )))

    May 2, 2013 at 10:40 pm

  5. Nessy San

    Really love the poem, I hope you won’t mind sharing your post on facebook! Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. πŸ™‚

    May 3, 2013 at 12:52 am

    • Hello Nessy, Thank you and that’s perfect with me πŸ™‚


      May 3, 2013 at 8:54 am

  6. victoriaaphotography

    Great words of wisdom there, Nigel.

    May 3, 2013 at 7:56 am

    • Hello Victoria, Just sharing my hopes more than wisdom πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚


      May 3, 2013 at 8:56 am

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