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Life in Increments

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JerryPat2
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I have been the man: the seventh son
I have been the fool: goofy and fun
I have been the rain: tears streaming down
I have been the jest:  from a small town
I have been the coil: twisted and turned
I have been the bars: street-wise learned
I have been the bird: currents to glide
I have been the briar: filled with pride
I have been the hero: but not too many
I have been the king: grandiose dreams

         Woulda, coulda, shoulda

I survived the lance:  outrun them all
I survived the tempt: some I did fall
I survived the battle:  I have the scars
I survived the lights:  I was a film star
I survived the growl: my throat is raw
I survived the ardor: her low-cut bra
I survived the crash:  just inward hurts
I survived the crave: swishing skirts
I survived the years:  without a key
I survived the child:  that would be me

               It was a hell of a ride

©December 3, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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Ari Squire
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1 posted 12-22-2016 05:09 PM       View Profile for Ari Squire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ari Squire

This is rather ingenuous Jerry. No, really...I mean it. Using the first parts (those not italicized), everyone could fill in the 'blanks' as they are interpreted in their own life.

In terms of your own life my friend, this is telling. Unique, and very well constructed.


Loving Linny Jean is poetry.
JerryPat2
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2 posted 12-22-2016 05:29 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Thank you, Ari. You are always so good to me with your comments. Yep, the non-italicized words are the come on . . . Being honest with the italicized answer is the key. At least it is for me. Sending you plenty of hand-claps for reading and commenting as always, buddy.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

latearrival
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vey good Jerry, enjoyed.
latearrival /jo
JerryPat2
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Appreciate you   checking in, Jo, and leaving wonderful comments.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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