One Tree Short Of A Forest


Mississippi, United States of America
February 08
An Ordinary Soul
if they leave early
"Under the circumstances... are more circumstances." Born and raised in Wisconsin...23 years in Upstate New York and retired in Mississippi. Viet Nam 69-70 44th Scout Dog Platoon 25th Division Printer of magazines for 30 years. Published Poet. All pieces posted are original works of mine therefore copywritten. These pieces are soley for the reader's enjoyment and cannot be reproduced without the author's consent.


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MAY 23, 2012 4:38PM

Life In The Eighties

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Life In The Eighties

How frail we become if given half a chance
to be a part of everything
to watch the miracle of life.
A child born then he becomes a man,
while some go too soon;
we make sense if we can,
we weather the seasons and grow old with friends
then find in the paper they too found their ends,
we stand on our porches and look at the sky,
we pray for an answer then wonder the why.

Some of us stay a bit longer it seems,
some leave at halftime,
while some in their dreams.
Been watching the eyes of a few elder souls
and weigh with their thoughts if they have any goals;
health starts to fail,
we ache and we ail
and so goes the tale as life fades away
one wonders what I’ll do on my final day.

John Breska 05/2012

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I hope that's a very long time from now. You state so many truths here about the passage of time. The elderly have the answers if we would but listen to their wisdom. I like this very much. R
Been thinking alot about this too, John. If we only knew which day that is, huh?
I'd wear a bowtie tril!

thanks Rita and thanks for getting me to write more short stories than I ever imagined. ;)