A poem about life and art.

In my mumbled, scattered, youth

There was no purpose

Just a happenstance appearance

Of someone’s grand design.

But as I grew and looked around

I saw an inkling of a path

A path of artistic greatness

That I looked at for a time.


Then along came those things

That only puberty brings

And I began to see the world

In the light of day.

So I wandered, here and there,

As if I had no care

And I found that what had happened

Was that Living Life got in the way.


From love to love I trampled

Through the years

And some that came my way

Brought the tears.

But there were good times

In the light of a better day

And I was happy

That Living Life got in the way.


Then I grew older

And I was sprinkled with regret,

Kind of like the gambler

That doubled down on a sour bet.

I realized, my artistic side

Never made a home to stay.

Even though the door was opened,

Living Life got in the way.


Now I am retired

And I have the time to dabble,

Bingo and card games,

And even games of Scrabble.

Social events with close-knit friends

And long walks fill my day.

Buy I've not penned my Epic Novel

'cause Living Life is in the way.



JE Falcon




Submitted: March 25, 2019

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There's always something that comes up, isn't there. And after all, I guess the purpose of life is to live it. Nice one, JE.

Mon, March 25th, 2019 8:54pm


Thanks Hul.

Tue, March 26th, 2019 9:58am

Jeff Bezaire

How we prioritize determines the road we walk. Good poem!

Tue, March 26th, 2019 6:31pm


Thanks for that. --- Unfortunately, Booksie has chosen NOT to offer an alternative to Credit Card payments for their services, aka, snail mail and checks. And because I do not give out CC info online I guess I will not be posting anymore stories and poems. Alas, maybe it is time for a real book, who knows? May God Bless.

Thu, March 28th, 2019 10:19am

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