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I'm Almost Certain I Will Die

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JerryPat2
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0 posted 05-08-2017 08:47 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm almost certain I will die
In a thunderstorm from the sky.
It will be my finest hour,
Oh, don't do that, look so dour.

I will have lived large in my time,
So, it's okay, church bells can chime,
Though I'm not a religious man,
But the Golden Rule I'm a fan.

It's what we do before we go
That gives us gladness, maybe woe.
Some will say, why'd it take so long,
Others will sob o'er my bones.

What can I say, what can I do?
Maybe they're right, I'm overdue.
I do know for a natural fact,
I lived my life not in abstract.

Have I really given my best?
No, not me, I've lived life in jest.
We're all given our DNA's,
It pulls and prods like we're its prey

I'm almost certain I will die
In a thunderstorm from the sky.
It will be my finest hour,
Oh, don't do that, look so dour.

ŠApril 3, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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P.U Stinkenbaum
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1 posted 05-08-2017 09:16 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Couldn't help but raise a chuckle reading you this evening Mr. Bolton. If I knew you well and you knew me, I can see us two pouring some of that cheap stuff of yours until we both looked pretty "dour"!

Yep! I'm pretty sure it's gonna happen to me too! Salute to you Sir!

Just out looking for the real me...

JerryPat2
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2 posted 05-08-2017 10:31 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Heh.Heh Yeah, that would be a slug fest to beat all slug fest, wouldn't it, PU?

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 05-11-2017 08:28 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

We all gotta go sometime...just glad you haven't got hit by a bus. ~L
JerryPat2
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4 posted 05-11-2017 08:31 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I don't know, Lori, at least the bus is quicker. Thank you for your usual witty response.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
JamesMichael
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5 posted 05-12-2017 08:31 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

The first line we all share...after that I believe in John 3:16...James
JerryPat2
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6 posted 05-12-2017 08:35 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Believe what you will, James, I will do the same. Either way, it is what we all believe which keeps us going. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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

miscellanea
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7 posted 05-18-2017 12:26 AM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

I love this! Especially the verse about DNA and whole thing! Can ya feel a smile?

          `misc`
Bluesy Socrateaser
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8 posted 05-18-2017 01:45 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

It's well that a man should reckon with his mortality and I liked your take on it Jerry Pat.

...just bein' Bluesy

Poet In Pink
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9 posted 05-18-2017 02:31 AM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Poet In Pink

Pleased to meet you Jerry ~ Much enjoyed your lighthearted look at what each of us will face one day.  Look forward to reading more from you.
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