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#431245 - 04/14/13 04:21 PM awake
Shyshark Offline


Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 405
Loc: Canada
As a boy ... and then a teen
my life was mostly just unseen.
Every day I woke and said
'will this day be spent in dread'
and more often than was not
that's exactly what I got.

As a young man
a new life began.
Everyday I woke and said
'today there's great reason to get out of bed'
happiness awaits me ... that's what I said
sometimes things were kind of blue
but mostly ... mainly ... the joy was true.

As an older man ... all was lost
every memory came at a cost.
Every day I woke and said
'stay where you are ... you're safe in bed'
where did it all go wrong
why is everything ... just gone.

As a man in middle age
there I was, still in a cage.
Everyday I woke and said
'I can't take this anymore ... I should be dead'
I still can't know ... I still can't see
who the hell is really me.

As a man nearing golden years
here I am ... still in tears.
Every day I wake and say
'is this it ... please ... my last day'

I look back now
and wonder how
it came to this.

But then ...

It was different this very morn
yet another chance is born.
Today I awoke ... and this I spoke
'get out of bed ! ... leave your sorrow'

this IS tomorrow!

The moral of this story is
when you wake up ...
when it's your tomorrow
get out of bed and say

'This will be a better day'


(happy birthday to me)
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Experience is a brutal teacher.

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#431248 - 04/14/13 04:41 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
Farmer Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 442
Loc: Australia
Happy Birthday

Sharky!!!

Great poem.

Lee
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More than meets the eye!

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#431249 - 04/14/13 04:52 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
OCN Offline


Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 185
Loc: Western Europe
smile

very nice poem, thnx for sharing!

and happy birthday to you Sharky!!


Edited by OCN (04/14/13 04:52 PM)

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#431271 - 04/14/13 09:24 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3210
Loc: back in the USA
Shyshark -

i love it!
good poem -
and even better:
an expression of hope and determination!

Great bithday present to your self.
may this year be your BEST yet!

Lee
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We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9

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