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Life's Sonnet #14

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JerryPat2
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I shan't sit on that bench whittling all day,
My glass is half full and not half empty,
I walk round the block; my feet are not clay,
I drink wine at night and nibble on brie.
I use my mind on things I still can learn,
Yes, I am old but my psyche burns bright,
Don't live for the past, the future I yearn,
I attempt each day to climb to new heights.
I'll not let my mind decay like my flesh,
Though I know that too will finally come.
Yet it's feasible to keep the mind fresh,
This stage of my life I'll not go through numb.
          I've made peace with youthful follies and now
          I wait to see what tomorrow allows.

June 1, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


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

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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 07-17-2017 02:51 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Attitude is everything, and you got it going on JP.  
JerryPat2
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2 posted 07-17-2017 03:06 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, thank you for understanding that I do have it going. Means a lot, Blues.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 07-17-2017 07:33 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Great write! Way to keep on keeping on! Right on! Write on! ~L
JerryPat2
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4 posted 07-17-2017 07:35 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, and another thing, I am going to get back into novel writing.

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

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Awesome & inspirational Jerry Much enjoyed from beginning to end! Happy to hear you are going to get back to novel writing ~ Enjoyed muchers ~ Alana
JerryPat2
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Thank you oh so much, Alana. Your thoughts and comments mean much to me.

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

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