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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


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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    • 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 🙂

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