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Just An Old Fashioned Life Rant

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icebox
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in the shadows


0 posted 06-09-2004 11:22 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox


I am becoming cold hearted in old age,
no sense of urgency to turn another page;
when I have already figured out the plot
of any book
I stop reading,
somewhere in the middle;
to me,
it is no different from letting telephones ring
without the boiling over need to pick them up.

What is with that anyway?
If I have something I am compelled to say,
then I will find a way to pass the thought along,
or if someone has some thought to share with me
I'm sure they find a way to get their point across;
not getting back an answer to an email,
in fifteen minutes or less,
should not be an Earth shaking loss,
should not cause a sane mind to crack;
or walking out of movies
before the second act just because the movies sucks,
and no force on earth could pull me back,
or disappearing without a thought of some goodbye...
OK that one's different...maybe,
another time I will try to look at that again,
but my point is I refuse to be a ball
within an old pinball machine,
bouncing without force of will off every bumper
ledge and sill until my play's exhausted
and I drop down in a hole.

Look,
it isn't arrogance,
though I know it easily can be taken so,
but arrogance always,
always,
always is the outward shell
built from insecurity inside,
though the reverse is not always true;
I have never denied that I have my moments
when I am less secure,
but that is not the point,
I am sure there is a reason
we have to live so many times,
maybe it's simple
and we just forget
how many ways the verse of life can rhyme.

2004 by icebox
© Copyright 2004 icebox - All Rights Reserved
iliana
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1 posted 06-09-2004 11:45 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"I am sure there is a reason
we have to live so many times,
maybe it's simple
and we just forget
how many ways the verse of life can rhyme."

Hmmmmmmmm....makes me think.  Not much of a comment for now -- I pointed out my favorite part, but that analogy of the ping pong machine....wow....
Honeybunch
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since 12-29-2001
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2 posted 06-10-2004 01:35 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Icebox, There are so many ways we can be, so many thoughts we can think, and I guess somewhere, sometime, it's just a matter of choice.
steavenr
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3 posted 06-10-2004 01:37 AM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

Man, can I relate to this...my kids hate watching a video with me because it just doesn't matter...if I have grown weary with the plot line or whatever, I don't mind walking away in the middle, just before the end, or whenever...I think life gets that ways as we grow older...we reset our priorities according to the time we perceive we have left...with lesser and lesser concern for what others may think...

nice, thought-provoking write...
passing shadows
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displaced


4 posted 06-10-2004 01:38 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

age does that to people...I'm getting old fast
iliana
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5 posted 06-10-2004 02:23 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Icebox -- I'm still pondering.....

Dixie & Steavnr -- I think age has something to do with this, but I think it's something else, as well.....the overflow of information....the ease of discovery.....I'm still thinking about this one.  

Icebox --
jwesley
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6 posted 06-10-2004 02:31 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

I can only see one possible response to this one Icebox . . .

Amen brother . . . A M E N!

jwesley
Martie
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7 posted 06-10-2004 01:01 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

icebox

"I am becoming cold hearted in old age,"

You are not cold hearted!
Soleil Noir
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since 12-19-2001
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8 posted 06-10-2004 01:29 PM       View Profile for Soleil Noir   Email Soleil Noir   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil Noir

maybe it's simple
and we just forget
how many ways the verse of life can rhyme.

~*~

Maybe so.
Thank you, Sir.
Susan Caldwell
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since 12-27-2002
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9 posted 06-21-2004 03:08 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

"I am sure there is a reason
we have to live so many times,
maybe it's simple
and we just forget
how many ways the verse of life can rhyme"

hmmmmmm....maybe just to get it right, or to help someone else get it right.  

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

time prophet
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Amongst the Ancient Trees


10 posted 06-21-2004 06:28 PM       View Profile for time prophet   Email time prophet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for time prophet

"I am becoming cold hearted in old age,
no sense of urgency to turn another page;"

That I can relate to. With age nothing is that urgent anymore.
latearrival
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11 posted 10-13-2007 12:51 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"but my point is I refuse to be a ball
within an old pinball machine,
bouncing without force of will off every bumper ledge and sill until my play's exhausted and I drop down in a hole".

Quite an analogy, as Jo said. I love it. This whole post is so good. I lived my whole marriage  to a man like this and I had nothing but respect and love for him in the end. Granted it took a life time to learn to understand and you have just helped me more. Thanks "Late"
 
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