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This is a great story and it really describes today's society. 

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I like this feature and hope folks will like my little poem here that is a kind of "quote" on the winter and age.  The company name is mine below so I own the copyright and I print it here with permission:

 

Chasing Me Back Up the Stairs by Lawrence Norris

 

Deer are good companions during cold winter

along with my little dog that barks at them.

When inside, her barking scares them away

but outside they see her and are slow to move.

 

But deer aren’t always patient with little dogs

when busy finding food among the odd growth.

One day, annoyed at my barking little dog,

a doe came forward and stomped on her back.

 

My dog ran back to the house anxious to enter

and bolted up the stairs into the closet

embarrassed by her lack of courage,

hurt by the encounter that surprised her.

 

For weeks she could not climb the stairs

and each day I lifted her into my arms

and carried her like a little baby outside

so she could go on her excursions.

 

Finally, she recovered from the injuries

and went in back and looked for new signs

of deer that might be patient one day

and annoyed at little dogs the next.

 

I remember my own barking days

when I stood up tall to trouble

and dared the beasts to come

so I could chase them all away.

 

But now I fall prey to bigger things

that are not so scared of old men

and want to show me their displeasure

by chasing me back up the stairs.

 

 

 

Copyright 2017, Sporting Chance Press

 

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"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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The starting point of all achievement is desire. --Napoleon Hill

 

Let's follow our desires to greater achievement in 2017. Happy New Year, everyone.

 

 

 

 

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Who knows why Spring is born

from Winter's laboring pain?

Or why we all must die a bit

before we grow again.

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I have two current faves:

 

The problem is irrelevant; it's your response that matters.

 

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Your beliefs don't make you a better person; your behavior does.

 

 

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There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan

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For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth; and because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation, and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace.

-- from President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 2009

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There is nothing to fear except fear itself

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