THINGS MY FATHER SAID

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Submitted: February 07, 2013

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i guess sometimes i dig too deep

and lack the sense to stop
that's when i recollect the words
of my dear wise old pop
.
" you don't put useless energy
in things you can't control
so put the shovel down
when you detect you're in a hole"
.
sometimes i just erupt
when situations make me mad
that's when i recollect the words
of my dear wise old dad
.
"don't take things to extremes
for when you do, you're at your worst
before you cut that knot
attempt untying it at first"
.
sometimes i take things way too far
and leap without a plan
that's when i recollect the words
of my dear wise old man
.
"in some things, there's no future
so you've got to use your head
you can't climb back on the saddle
of a horse that's beaten dead"
.
i'm putting down my shovel
and untying every knot
i never beat a horse that's dead
just like i have been taught
.
i wonder if my father's dad
was first to be the one
that came up with these little gems
that i've passed to my son


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