My Opinion
Author: Barbara Goodhew


Sometimes life is rough,
We are told to be tough.

Hard to be tough with no preparation.

A past that was made of disruption.
gives determination.

When you are used to strife,
It prepares you for life.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Capricorn ( -- Friday, September 22 2006, 05:03 pm

Hi Barb

Yes -- they do say that if you have strife in your life, you can cope better with anything that comes along. I also think you are more understanding to other people's problems.
MC ( -- Friday, September 22 2006, 05:55 pm

The funny thing is

it's the hard times in life that shape us the most. Trials give us the opportunity to rise above and become the best we can be. They also make us appreciate the good times more.
BARB ( -- Friday, September 22 2006, 09:19 pm

yep you gals are right

thank-you for your comments and yea cap it's easy to understand if you have gone through it. MC there is a saying that it makes you stronger if it doesn't kill ya. lol
MC ( -- Saturday, September 23 2006, 02:58 pm

and it appears

that you are living proof of that, Barb. You're pretty inspiring.
Meri ( -- Saturday, September 23 2006, 06:32 pm


Hey Lady B! Splendid poetist! Your opinion rules. It's straight. To the point. No sugar-coding. No corner cutting. Strife does prepare you for life. Experience is a teacher!

Wonderful Barb!
barb ( -- Saturday, September 23 2006, 10:30 pm

thanks Meri

the only thing is we have to get old for our experiences to help us see. lol
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