|General Poetry posted October 10, 2008|
Life reflections in retro.
As You Receive
A young man once but young no more
As youth walks through despair's dark core
Where dreams are left at death's front door
Youth found the fruits of folly, free,
Where siren songs of perjury
Ride high the breeze upon the sea.
What youth did love so youth has lost
For age to pay its muted cost
As summer suffers winter's frost.
The music made in youth could bring
The pash of passion songs in spring
Where seraphim and cupid sing.
Diverse experience my need.
A copious consumption greed
Immune to all who fall and bleed.
In youth my fortunes flew to wealth,
My blood untainted by ill-health
But soon decay, in silent stealth,
Brought caution clouds across clean skies
And tales once told with tender sighs
Became the tales of tortured cries.
What once was joy and harmony,
Now caustic crushed calamity
As youth faced truth reality.
My future found my past was gone
Lost somewhere back there with my song;
All right in life became all wrong.
I coveted my comfort life
Content with children and my wife,
A spoke inside the wheel of strife
And now I know to lust for all
Can lead to one last tragic fall
That rips apart the strongest wall.
The gift of self is where you find
A proffered proof for peace of mind
That binds you to a love in kind.
The sting is stolen from your heart
When gifts of self are more than part
Of life's design right from the start.
As you receive please give much more,
Share pride and passion with the poor
So joy pours through your own front door.
Then to the disenfranchised man,
Give treasured wisdom when you can;
Let time refine your splendid plan.
The music of my youth did bring
Me highs and lows then failure's sting;
But still the songs of youth I sing.
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