Shadows and Memories--poem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  No Houses



Bitter reality knocked the wind from my sails.

My train of hopes and dreams really came off the rails

Every once in a while, out of the corner of my eye, I'll see

 a picture, or hear myself sing, and that's the man I'll never be.


Yes, I know, nobody likes a whiner, and I'm no different,

but now the course I set for the future is broken and bent.

While it's true, there's been a veering away, a change of plans,

 I still hold the key to a bright future in my hands.


But sometimes I long for the way things used to be before,

before fate had other ideas and slammed the door

I wished I'd have taken advantage of my talents, if indeed

they were ever really there at all, but I guess I never believed.


Before, I never had the right attitude, the right frame of mind.

Now the attitude's right, but it's to impossible that I'm confined.

But I know it's just the what that's changed, not the what's possible.


Submitted: September 27, 2015

© Copyright 2022 Mike Stevens. All rights reserved.

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Well written and well expressed.
I can't say I know how you feel,but I do empathise.
Hang on in there,Mike,you're doing great.

Sun, September 27th, 2015 5:39pm


Thank you, Dee, I will!

Sun, September 27th, 2015 11:32am

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