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And in Conclusion . . .

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JerryPat2
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growing old
from the standpoint of moi
means what
exactly

I've lived life on the tilt
daring myself
stepping across the line
breathing uncontaminated air
not the staleness
of status quo
air which was mine alone
to consume
danced on the edge
sometimes falling off
getting back up
with a laugh
strutting on down the boulevard
snapping fingers
cool, yes indeed, way too cool

visited various beds
never took any of them
all that seriously
uh, yeah, there was that one
but the idiot that I was
only took it serious after it was gone
forever
I'm still paying for my folly
each and every day
and will
until the day I die
I'd found a rose
among a field of bitter weeds
God help me
I failed to understand
I'm so very sorry, Nanette

so!
here I am
spending my days remembering
my free-styling ways
shaking my head at things I've done
not to worry
I'm okay with everything
by that I mean
I've forgiven myself
no longer let the past rule every waking moment
of course forgiving
and remembering are two
distance cousins
for to be completely blunt
and blunt is what I have often been accused of being
damnit there are some things
you just can't forgive yourself for
but I've done my best

İFebruary 15, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


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

[This message has been edited by JerryPat2 (02-17-2017 02:55 PM).]

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


1 posted 02-17-2017 07:15 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Age hath made you wise JerryPat:
quote:
"forgiving
and remembering are two
distance cousins"
Indeed they are. A cool reminiscence that proves interesting, if not inspiring from top to bottom.


...just bein' Bluesy
JerryPat2
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2 posted 02-17-2017 07:24 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You are a very nice man, Bluesy, and that comes out when you take on a poem with you comments. You are a very fair minded reviewer, and for that I thank you sincerely.

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

Bluesy Socrateaser
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3 posted 02-18-2017 12:33 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Thank you JerryPat for your wonderful compliment.

It's appreciated.

...just bein' Bluesy

secondhanddreampoet
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a 'Universalist' !


4 posted 02-18-2017 06:47 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

a thoughtful 'write!'

"Forgiving life" ... and breaking the chains of the past is likely the greatest challenge of all ?!

The 'past' is irrevocable ... the 'future' as yet powerless to be born ... we have only
the grand-scintillating 'now' of infinite positive potential in which to paint this world
in bright-delicious colors !
JerryPat2
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You certainty painted your comments in "bright-delicious colors," and I thank you fore that.

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

JamesMichael
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We can only do our best...even if we wish we had done better...james
JerryPat2
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Thank you James.

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

jjote
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Don't make this a confession of "conclusion", Jerry. But first we owe it to ourselves to forgive oneself first, then we can find peace in all the turmoil around us.

Life is just a moving on undertaking, and you may not be aware of it, there are a lot of others keeping step with you on the road.
JerryPat2
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I quite understand you, jjote. It's just, at times like now, it is just very difficult to deal with. Thank you for you words of concern.

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

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