Chasing Rainbows

Image from Pixabay
By Jabo
@jaboUK (55053)
United Kingdom
December 28, 2017 6:17am CST
When you take time off from your haste and rainbows and laughter you've chased, people say it's a crime to have wasted your time, but can having fun be a waste?
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
28 Dec
There would be no point to ponder How much of our time we did squander We would just feel bereft So enjoy what is left As through the remaining years we wander
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
That is so well said!
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@JudyEv (134731)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec
Another beauty! Well done.
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@amadeo (73005)
• United States
28 Dec
fun is never wasted.Do you know that song I am always chasing rainbow?
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
I'm pleased you agree Alfredo, but I don't know the song.
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
28 Dec
I remember whenever I was organising conferences for my office it ended with a fun event.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
That's so good to hear - there should always be time for fun.
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
28 Dec
Having fun is not a crime, it is a necessity to preserve our minds.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
So true Marlina
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
28 Dec
Fun has never been a waste of time for me. lol
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Exactly Dianne, nor for me
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
28 Dec
@jaboUK We're like two peas in a pod! Enjoy your evening!
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@Juliaacv (33168)
• Canada
28 Dec
Thank you! This cute little post put a big smile on my face when I was sitting here thinking and almost dreading the though of going outside into the bitter cold to drive to work. Somehow it doesn't seem such a bad thing anymore.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Thank you Julia - I just wanted to post something cheerful. Some people seem to feel guilty about enjoying themselves
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• Preston, England
28 Dec
I think it is fun to chase our dreams too - great verse
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Yes, life's too short to be serious all the time. Thanks.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
28 Dec
Funny, how can people say that, fun is not crime.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
I'm glad you agree - some people seem to feel guilty if they set time aside to have some fun.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Dec
This is perfect. Having fun is what life should be all about ........ well, after breathing, drinking, eating and seeking shelter of course.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Oh yes, once the priorities are taken care of - then have some fun!
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Dec
That poem should be framed and hung in everyone's living room for all to see @jaboUK
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
@rebelann What a sweet thing to say, thank you
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@Orson_Kart (4485)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
This makes me think of the song The Rainbow Connection that Kermit the Frog sings. It's one of my all-time favourites. The lovers, the dreamers, and me......
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• United Kingdom
29 Dec
@jaboUK I have written this ditty in haste, And I promise it'll be in good taste, If I do get more time, I'll improve on the rhyme, Failing that I might copy and paste.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec
I expect you are a lover and a dreamer too
@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec
@Orson_Kart That's as very good rhyme, yolu don't need to copy and paste
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
29 Dec
No. Having fun is not a waste of time. That time spend is for having happinness in life and wonderful memories to cherries.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
I'm happy that you agree Thelma
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Jan
@jaboUK Happy new year
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
@thelme55 Happy New Year to you too Thelma.
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@JudyEv (134731)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec
Another beauty - and you're right. Having fun is never a waste of time.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
I knew you'd be one to agree Judy - you always seem to make the most of your life.
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@JudyEv (134731)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec
@jaboUK It's the only life I have and it is slipping away quite quickly it seems. We all need to make the most of the time we have.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec
@JudyEv Too true - Carpe Diem.
@josie_ (7641)
• Philippines
29 Dec
Chasing rainbows an impossible undertaking "Singing in the rain" much more fun until the cold and flu sets in Achoo!
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
Funny you should say that - I've got a real stinker of a cold at the moment
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@josie_ (7641)
• Philippines
29 Dec
@jaboUK _You were singing in the rain??! Kidding. Just trying to cheer you up. They say "laughter is the best medicine" But do take lots of liquids and rest. Get well soon.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
@josie_ Thanks Josie
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@VivaLaDani13 (22030)
• Perth, Australia
9 Jun
@jaboUK I don't know if you guys have it over there but we have a show here called Bananas In Pyjamas. It is an Australian show but I don't know if it's shown anywhere else in the world. Anyway, when I was little, I saw an episode where the characters were chasing rainbows so they could find the treasure at the ends. But every time they got near the rainbow, it would disappear. So being being a kid, I was hoping to do this one day to find some treasure lol Nowadays I just observe the pretty colours.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun
I haven't heard of the show you mention, it sounds fun.
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• Perth, Australia
12 Jun
@jaboUK Unfortunately the show has changed nowadays. The characters used to be people in cool costumes. But it's slowly being changed into animation.
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@xFiacre (5149)
• Ireland
29 Dec
@jabouk Having fun is what makes the serious bits possible. I must say though, I'm not that good at doing fun, but I do like what I like.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
"Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves - He that takes pleasure to hear sermons enjoys himself as much as he that hears plays" - John Seldon. So there you have it - we can all have different ideas as to what fun is.
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@xFiacre (5149)
• Ireland
29 Dec
@jaboUK I suppose growing garlic counts as fun then. That's a relief!
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@Hannihar (41914)
29 Dec
I love looking at rainbows. They are very relaxing to watch. I love the picture above your post. It is so cute.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec
Thank you - I found the picture on Pixabay.
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@Hannihar (41914)
29 Dec
@jaboUK I love it Jabo and you are very welcome.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Dec
Love it! No, fun is never a waste. I hope you continue to have fun into 2018.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Thank you - I hope you have a good 2018 too.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Dec
@jaboUK From this vantage point, it's looking good.
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• Pamplona, Spain
28 Dec
I would say not. How can having fun be a waste? Its just what we need.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
Agreed - we all need some fun
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Dec
@jaboUK Things are too serious now. I try to have fun when I can even when I go to see really grim faced people like in the Social Security. Of course I did manage to keep a straight face for a time.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
28 Dec
Never.Chasing fun ,laughter and rainbows,even if you do not do anything is not a waste. I came across your poem in All Poetry. Nice.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
I'm pleased you agree. I haven't seen you on AP - are you active there?
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
29 Dec
@jaboUK Thank you.I have not written and published poetry on All Poetry.But I visit there and read poems written by others.
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@aureliah (18440)
• Kenya
28 Dec
Fun time can never be wasted. i always miss fun moments
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Dec
That's right - no way can it be a waste if we enjoy ourselves
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@aureliah (18440)
• Kenya
28 Dec
@jaboUK yeah true
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