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Life A Journey

I am born.
My own clean sheet.
My road in life is incomplete.
I start my journey baby steps
Alternate routes to right and left.
Wayward steps lead me astray.
My parents, warned, worried, prayed.

My journeys changed now i'm full grown.
My steps are totally my own.
I learn each time i veer away.
Each lesson marks me in some way.
My scars i hide, my fair sides out.
I walk and learn what life is about.

Now i'm in my sunset years.
I've learned my lessons have no fear
I made mistakes along the way.
Each time my conscience made me pay.
Advice to youth if they allow.
Life is precious live well now.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Edited: Sunday, January 05, 2014


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A poem i wrote after spending the day taking care of one of my grandchildren and wondering what life holds for him

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  • Amitava Sur (1/5/2014 4:25:00 PM)

    A nice elaboration of the life's passage...... loved it.
    You can read my Up to you.

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  • Mike Barrett (1/3/2014 10:42:00 AM)

    Hi Noreen, I love what you've captured here. To me, live is an eternal voyage in which we grow awareness, knowingness and a lifetime is but a chapter in that eternal voyage. Best wishes to you and yours over 2014. Cheers!

  • Bri Edwards (12/30/2013 1:58:00 PM)

    I walk and learn what life, s about.
    I've learned my lesson, s have no fears.

    could you, noreen, please explain the form of the contractions in the above lines? one i would have
    considered a typo; two i consider something i'm not sure of. are you teasing me? ? ? you are! OOPS!
    my error....the second one would not be a contraction, but, instead, a plural noun form. right?

    speaking of mistakes....i guess every honest person admits to a mistake now and then. some things in my life which other people would call mistakes, however, i would term misjudgements due to lack of experience and/or knowledge............like my marriages!
    it is so easy to SAY live well now and sometimes so DIFFICULT to do. though i've made some mistakes and misjudgements in my life, i still consider that i have lived well....esp. compared to many people.
    thanks for sharing. :) bri

  • Gary H (11/26/2013 5:45:00 PM)

    : -) good stuff, that's for true.

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/21/2013 10:51:00 PM)

    Yeah conscience does make us pay! An aweinspiring perceptive poem, splendid rhymin too.

  • Mary Forrester (11/19/2013 7:03:00 PM)

    Lovely poem Noreen, enjoyed the read.

  • John Brown (11/11/2013 7:25:00 AM)

    A very well written poem Noreen, which I enjoyed. I've never heard the term 'fair sides out' before, is it an Irish one?

  • Clarence Prince (11/8/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    Blessed are all those parents who warned, worried and prayed for their children; this is a really nice poem! Well done, Noreen!

  • Clarence Prince (11/8/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    Blessed are all those parents who warned, worried and prayed for their children; this is a really nice poem! Well done, Noreen!

  • Khairul Ahsan (10/29/2013 7:22:00 AM)

    It was such a pleasure to read this poem of wisdom!
    A wonderful poem with an appropriate title. Life's journey seen, traversed and told well. The last stanza is the best, the last two lines priceless!
    The note is good too.

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