The Race of Life

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The Race of Life 

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In times of plenty

do we grab at more to gain

and run in frantic pursuit

of more to attain?

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In times of abundance

do we share with those around

or is our greed awakened

while we hoard all that we’ve found?

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In times of poverty

do we give to those with less

and will our table still welcome

an unexpected guest?

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In times of plenty

or in seasons of our need

our true selves are unveiled

for others sure to see.

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Wendy/2013

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Ian and I walked along the Puntledge River earlier this month.

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We were amazed at the abundance of salmon and seagulls.

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The Pink Salmon were finished ‘the race of life.’

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It was loud with raucous gulls; it was ripe with rotting fish.

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My heart was moved by the determination of the salmon.

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My heart was repulsed by the greed of the birds.

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How could they squawk so incessantly

 and squabble in the midst of such ample provision?

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My mind quickly spotted the similarities between them and me…

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Race of Life Blessings ~ Wendy

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