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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


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There was a time I was young and angry,
I thought I could go out and change the world.
I'd walked the earth for that elusive key,
When all around my head confusion swirled.

I hated growing into middle-age,
Wasn't content to just make it through the day.
I felt as though I were locked in a cage,
Ne'er thought I'd end life as one of the grays.

Then the latent writer in me arose,
Opening up dusty roads I'd not trod,
Also made me go back to those I'd chose,
I felt a second chance given by God.


I wrote my first novel, pride in my chest,
The second, then a third, man I was hot.
I wrote poems, and I was sure impressed,
The words came in a rush; not one blind spot.

I brought up things I never thought I would,
Deep, dark secrets were at last shown a light.
Things that I thought I only understood,
I attacked the keyboard, wasn't polite.

I have made friends with my words, some not so,
Thirteen books later and thousands of verse,
Because of age you'd think I'd lose the glow,
And maybe sit back and wait for the hearse.

No way will that ever happen my friend,
The keyboard and I have become as one.
I've lost much anger as my words did blend,
Sometimes I feel I have hit a home run.

İMay 19, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 8194
Fair to middlin'


1 posted 09-18-2017 02:34 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Writing is good for your soul, obviously.  Write on, write on, write on...~L
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


2 posted 09-18-2017 03:21 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"There was a time I was young and angry,
I thought I could go out and change the world"
It may not have been your's JerryPat, but anger has changed the world...from families onto a national and international level. Love keeps on trying to overcome, but it's like 'one step forward, two steps back'. Not the most articulated dance.

...just bein' Bluesy

JerryPat2
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3 posted 09-18-2017 03:27 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Many thanks go out to you, Lori, for your cool response.

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

JerryPat2
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4 posted 09-18-2017 03:28 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Sorry about getting it all wrong, Bluesy.

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

Bluesy Socrateaser
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5 posted 09-18-2017 03:32 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Getting what all wrong?

...just bein' Bluesy

JerryPat2
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6 posted 09-18-2017 03:35 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Matters not. I got your point.

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

Bluesy Socrateaser
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7 posted 09-18-2017 03:39 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Well my friend, whatever my "point" was, I hope you found it to be agreeable.

Pass over some of that cheap Cally wine and we'll BOTH be agreeable!

...just bein' Bluesy

JerryPat2
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8 posted 09-18-2017 03:44 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I wouldn't mind getting loaded with you, Bluesy, could be very interesting.

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

Poet In Pink
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MI


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I'd say you have hit lots of home runs Jerry   Always such a pleasure to read you and may I say I am glad you are still writing   Alana
JerryPat2
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10 posted 10-02-2017 04:30 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ahhh . . . Not writing so much these days, Alana, reading either. I think I need to get back in the groove. It is comments like yours that keep the wheels a-turning. Thank you so much.

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

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