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Sitting On A Swing

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jwesley
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Sitting On A Swing


Saw you sitting on a swing
when I was seven
and you were six,
and I saw butterflies
and angel wings
sky blue and sunshine
oh, how I wished
you where mine.

Saw you carve your name
on a tree
with someone
other than me;
you were 13
a flower in bloom
and oh,
how I wished
you were mine.

Saw you
between classes
in our senior year
you were beautiful
and everything about you
shown with a special light;
you were seventeen
I was eighteen

I waved,
you smiled,
oh, why
didn't I ever
ask you

out.
.

.

.


wesley james beard, jr.


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Poet In Pink
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1 posted 05-19-2017 12:07 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Hello James   Such a sweet tale of youth ~ Looking back I suppose there are lots of times when we have said IF ONLY...To bad we can't go back and change the outcome sometimes ~ Thank you for the share ~ Enjoyed ~ Alana
Bluesy Socrateaser
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2 posted 05-19-2017 12:26 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Epitomizes the old adage; "He who hesitates, loses".

Over it?

...just bein' Bluesy

jwesley
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3 posted 05-19-2017 04:25 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

No. Will always be the one I missed because I never tried... and that was close to 50 years ago...LOL

j
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 05-20-2017 07:58 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Funny how some regrets linger...maybe not so much regret as wondering what if...~L
P.U Stinkenbaum
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There seems to be a threshold unique to each person, but common to most where experiences of any note decline and memories along with some regrets become a larger part of our waking hours. It's usually a signal that it's time for a change. Either that or get that "pre-planning" taken care of and hit the rocker with a resounding thump...and wait.

Just out looking for the real me...

jwesley
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6 posted 05-20-2017 11:52 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

P.U.S.

Glad to see such a thoughtful comment my friend, and glad to see you here.  But, overall I disagree with just about all you said, at least among the many with whom I associate- and we are an older crowd for sure.
We don't dwell on our memories and have no more regrets than anyone else, and regrets sure don't predominate our waking hours.  Change, I think we all look forward to change - all the way from birth. And the last sentence - we've all pre-planned for our demise for many years, and the rocker-
yeah, but only after we've exhausted ourselves working in the yard and in the garage (woodworking), baby sitting our grand children and every other little/big thing occupying our life. The "resounding thump" -
yeah - so we can rest before the next round of enjoyment.

Again, thanks for coming in, and commenting so thoughtfully.


j.
 
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