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The Age of Mellow

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Balladeer
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Is it better to feel like a squeaky wheel
And rant and rave and bellow?
Or better unheard like an unspoken word
And view Life cool and mellow?

Are our lives at best when full of zest
In the fancy and lies of our youth?
Or when we mature and are finally sure
Of the difference 'tween lies and truth?

I'd like to know before I go
These answers, my good fellow
For I ran fast all through my past
Till I've reached the Age of Mellow.

No more pain can reach my brain.
No more grudges do I hold
And say "Forgive - forgive and let live"
Very sensible - so I'm told.

Hurts I had then, oh, way back when
Are painless now to me.
If some affair goes wrong somewhere
I smile with a 'C'est la Vie!'

Any one from the past who would come round at last
I'd greet with a friendly "hello".
No love, no hate would anyone rate
For I've reached the Age of Mellow.

No more ferris wheels - no more deals
And waltzes - no fast dances.
No more spinning rides that shake your insides
And, especially, no more chances.

I take things in stride and am peaceful inside
For I know just where I'm going.
My friends give me praise for emotionless ways
For that's all that I am showing.

But, once in a while, I'll feel a smile
Tugging at my face
When I think of the days of my 'innocent' phase
And I wish I were back in its place.

Yes, I think of the days when Life's buring rays
Turned my 'sensible' mind to jello
And I think of the fun and the things left undone
Before I reached the Age of Mellow.

© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
sea_of_okc
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1 posted 06-20-99 08:56 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

I really liked the cadence of this one and the rhymes. By the way.. exactly what age is the age of mellow? Perhaps I have mellowed too soon...hmmmm
ChristelleS
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2 posted 06-20-99 09:25 PM       View Profile for ChristelleS   Email ChristelleS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ChristelleS

Once again...perfection.

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Christelle S.

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So you think you're a mellow fellow? I doubt it...there's nothing mellow about the passion you have..the passion you put into your work. I think mellow is passionless..you my friend are NOT mellow!
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4 posted 06-21-99 08:26 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

"They call me mellow fellow"


....Hey - There's the making of a song in there somewhere...




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 06-21-99).]
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5 posted 08-06-99 08:41 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Play this crazy tune again, Sam...one from the vaults!

Alicat
 
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