Limited Tenures

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Poems
This poem is just about us. Well, maybe some of us, I guess.

Submitted: October 12, 2019

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Submitted: October 12, 2019



At younger ages

We turn life's pages

Trying to jump ahead.

The books too slow

The signs say, ("GO!)

So we skip some chapters instead.


When we get past our teens

There are confusing scenes

Of loyalty, love, and betrayal.

We had known them before

They have roots in our core

But to avoid them completely, we fail.


When we finally make the grade,

When dues must be paid,

And everything's not as it was

There comes the realization,

Like a wizard's incantation,

You’re getting old. Why? Because.


So we muddle alone

With a half-written song

While max-ing our credit without much fun.

You know what I mean

That place in-between

Where nothing exciting gets done.


Then winter appears

And with it new fears,

That the best years are done and gone.

But some books take a twist

And those chapters they missed

May be sprouting a brand new dawn.


Some may head for the road

Pulling a load

Of childhood dreams in their wake.

They are out for adventure,

A limited tenure

Of living those chapters before it's too late.



JE Falcon


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