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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


0 posted 06-18-2017 05:02 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

always said
before I get stuck
inside a nursing hone
Iíd walk in front of a
big diesel truck
eh . . .
way things are going
it wonít be much longer
to make good
of my thoughts
eh (again)
thing is
I donít want to leave
this old earth
never understood
those who clung onto life
no matter
how wracked with pain
they were in
though I am not wracked with pain
(yet)
I have my problems
and where it used to take
years for things to change
for the worst
these days is seems
to be an everyday occurrence
donít know what lies ahead for me
(well, that isnít totally true)
I DO know pretty much what lies ahead
what I do not know on this
eighteenth day of June 1917
is how I will react
will I step in front of that semi?
probably not
I assume I will cling to life
as most of us do
this not a morbid write
just something I needed to get off my chest
so I did
now it is over
bon voyage, yíall

©June 18, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7847
Fair to middlin'


1 posted 06-18-2017 06:35 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

You really are most kind to share your inner most thought with us concerning this time in your life...This is a time (as you well know)that is hard to look at. Even though we will all be lucky to live so long as to share this experience with you. Thanks for the frank look in the mirror. ~L
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


2 posted 06-18-2017 06:48 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, Lori. It is people such as you that I share my innermost thoughts with. Besides, most of my poetry is self-mandated. Thank you again.

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

jjote
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since 12-25-2002
Posts 1061
Ontario, Canada


3 posted 06-18-2017 08:02 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Aw Jerry, don't say BON voyage yet, nothing's over till it is, so do come peek at PIP , won't be the same without you. But all the same, I'm sure though your journey may have been without any bumps and cracks on the road, just hold on to the good times and SMILE.
JerryPat2
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Posts 15942
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4 posted 06-18-2017 08:12 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, the bon voyage was just something I threw in there. Too early for me to be thinking anything else. Thank you, jjote for your sweet thoughts.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
Posts 211
MI


5 posted 06-18-2017 08:21 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Hello Jerry Sometimes life calls for a lil' rant or two ~ Hope this one made you feel better ~ I am new here, but I have read some of your earlier posts and I see the comments you leave for others...I don't think you are a quitter by any means Besides you have a lot more happy to spread around! What is that saying? When the going gets tough, the tough get going! That is you     Happy Sunday ~ Alana
JerryPat2
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6 posted 06-18-2017 08:30 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ahhh, Alana, how you talk. You could charm a rattlesnake. Thank you big time for dropping by today.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Poet In Pink
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7 posted 06-18-2017 08:32 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Jerry...How did you know I used to be a snake-charmer?!  Ha Ha  
JerryPat2
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8 posted 06-18-2017 08:36 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm good, uh? You'd be surprised what I know. Heh.Heh

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