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I Could've Been Happy
by Jack Zavada

Thursday, September 06, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Life is a matter of choices.

Here I sit brooding
in my tattered old chair,
with my crumpled up face
and my thinning white hair.


My mouth stiffly set
with the corners turned down,
reflects what's inside,
in a permanent frown.


As I look through the years
of a life sad and long,
I understand now
what I did to go wrong.


I believed that contentment
came from the outside,
but the more I piled up,
the more peace was denied.


Career, goods and money,
it wasn't found there.
Now I sit here alone
in my tattered old chair.


So I wasted life waiting
for joy to find me.
Oh I could've been happy,
but I didn't choose to be.

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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 4/29/2009
Jack,
Great poem that gives an excellent perspective on life in a very
effective manner.
Continued success

Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/6/2007
Choices - good at the time, but the Monday morning quarterback syndrome catches us and makes us feel bad IF we allow it. It is better to remember that you were happy, but look forward to a happier time. [Yep, I'm a glass half full kinda' gal]

Kathy
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/6/2007
Hmmmmm! Well the write is a good one, both honest and true. However, on the other hand it is never too late to learn.....

Be safe,
Karen



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