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the price of treasure

would you have
a thornless rose?
i advise against it
we need the occasional
drop of blood
to remind us
of our humanity
we need the tang
of adversity
to spur our striving
how much more dearly
we prize those things
for which we’ve had
to struggle to obtain
how much more carefully
we guard them
knowing that so much
of oneself was invested
in the obtaining

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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    MINDSETover 1 year ago

    Wow….. nice wordings………………….

  • Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    For sure, Gina; nothing is of value if not worked for, shed a little sweat and blood to obtain. Also the deeper truth that, spirit resides in blood. it is important to feel things deeply, nothing deeper than blood connection, before we truly understand them, and can appreciate them or reject them at an essence level of understanding. Great inspiring read! Thank you.

  • Love your insights, Joe, thanks so much.

    – RC deWinter

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    Seems so RC, very true. Can’t really think of much that I acquired easily in my life and I do value what I have – especially in the human sense. xx

  • I’m with you, Jane, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jabout 1 year ago

  • Honored, thank you so much,

    – RC deWinter

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