wow that was fast

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Lifes journey

My first recollection was of things as black as night 

Then all at once I am in a bright and dazzling light

Next thing you know I am up and try to walk

As soon as I do master this I then begin to talk

A clever little lad was I so soon just off to school

I did so well as years went by I was nobodys fool

I then went on to commence at work and start of my career

And learnt of girls and other things and even to drink beer

It wasnt long before I met the girl that I would marry

And straight away we had a child we didnt like to tarry

The years moved on now the children numbered five

We worked so hard and managed to survive

Then it seem like all at once it was time to now retire

Now i could rest and play with the fruit of ones that i did sire

Then all too soon I am forced on medicine and pill

Just because i was so old and not because i'm ill

I now lie back and dream of days gone past 

I think oh wow, now that was really fast

My mind it starts to drift now the surrounds are dark as night

I feel my life go off now as I move towards the light



Submitted: June 10, 2015

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Oh wow, I like this poem!
It's well written. ;)

Wed, June 10th, 2015 6:38am


Thank You

Sun, June 14th, 2015 5:39pm

Bert Broomberg

Nice poem. I can always appreciate reflections on life. Mind that there are a couple of minor things that can be improved. You describe all kinds of things from the past, and you rightly opt for the past tense for your descriptions, but in lines 3 and 4 you suddenly switch to the present tense. I think that is a stylistic flaw. There is also a capital letter missing. Nevertheless, I really liked this poem. Well, done.

Wed, June 10th, 2015 4:55pm



Sun, June 14th, 2015 5:38pm

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