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Living [a poem]

By Markie Doczi | Featured Contributor


Love and compassion, sorrow and strife
An uneven rhythm, this opus called life
Fate she is fickle, one day you’re stuck
And the next you may have a stroke of good luck

Sometimes you’ll be sad, when we lose those we love
We evaluate life and the frailty thereof
Often the small things make living worthwhile
The laugh of a baby, a hug or a smile

Yesterday’s gone, tomorrow’s a bet
The heart can’t survive that is torn by regret
So follow your dreams, learn from mistakes
And always think twice on decisions you make


Author Bio

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Markie Doczi is a 33-year-old author and poet from Middleport, Ohio. She aspires to relate to people with her poetry, touching on many real life issues and situations. Markie is the author of Beneath the Old Oak Tree, a collection of original poetry, and she is also currently pursuing professional publication of her historical fiction, Blue Heaven’s Tent.

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  1. “Often the small things make living worthwhile”, this is so good. I try writing poetry and I loved the way you write. I also learnt a few things about writing from your poem.❤

  2. This one! Nice hairstyle Markie 😄
    Also, I love the poem. Especially the lines “Often the small things make living worthwhile
    The laugh of a baby, a hug or a smile”
    The essence of little things is portrayed so beautifully in two lines. Love it 💓

    • Thank you Mya! I’m glad you liked it. My collection was written over about three years, but this poem is one of a handful that I wrote back in 2008.
      Let me know if you try the hairstyle. It’s great for securing unruly bangs when you’re just not in the mood lol.

      • Wow. That’s the beauty of poetry. Even after so many years, it is relevant and touching so many hearts.💓
        I will definitely try the hairstyle. Thanks again 🌸

      • Wow. That’s the beauty of poetry. Even after so many years, it is relevant and touching so many hearts.💓
        I will definitely try the hairstyle. It looks very cute on you. Thanks again 🌸

    • Thank you sir! I’m so pleased you enjoyed it. Stop by my blog for more! I’m still working on visiting everyone’s blogs who took the time to comment 🙂

    • Thank you so much!
      I write poetry and blog about life, so I suppose “Living” is a perfect summary! I hope to see you there 🙂

    • Thank you Pam!
      ‘… the potpourri of life.’ Good line!
      It’s hard not to have regrets as we go through life, but they don’t serve a purpose- so I try to make the regretted experience serve instead.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

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