Monday, September 28, 2009

This Gift of Life!

This gift of life: roses and thorns!
Accept the roses and refuse the thorns?
It can’t be done for much too long!

Accept both or refuse both!
Pleasure and pain if we accept them.
Distress and boredom if we don’t.

Enjoy the roses, bear the thorns!
One without the other surely is wrong.
Let’s kiss and smell the roses!

As to the thorns let’s smile at them
And thumb our noses!
The so-called devil has no horns!

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