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A little cheese and a little whine

On Getting (a little) Older

Another cheery and optimistic poem today:

The glowing lives we hoped for
Did not appear
The optimism of our youth
Spent on compromise and living
We cannot say
Which road we should have taken
Which path we denied ourselves
To bring us here
To a place of ambiguity
Uncertain happiness
And age
Yet even in the shades of grey
Of coping day to day
We find our friends
Our loved ones are not far away
And as time passes and regrets
Wash fleeting past us
Our single chance at living
Now half past
We still take comfort
And find joy
In the love of those around us
Even in the fog of compromise
We find a light
Enough to warm us
And bring us home

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One Response

  1. Elizabeth Dunn says:

    Oh God Paul how could you…?

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The Golden Bough
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