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When everything is coming my way, I must be in the wrong lane...
by Ed Matlack
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Philosophical humor, as it were...or not...

When everything is coming my way, I must be in the wrong lane…


Of late I have found better employment,

Or rather they seem to have found me,

They seem to be happy with my speed,

And my ability to do the job better than most newcomers,

And I have found a job where I do receive satisfaction and enjoyment…


Better money I do make,

Rufuz and I do eat better finally for god sake,

Our lives seem more than a little having my cake,

We both do also get to eat it too maybe someday soon steak,

I just hope I can for sometime to come make no mistake…


You have to understand,

I have never in the past been able to “play well with a band”,

I mean that I have not been able to keep from screwing up,

It seems it does eventually come, even when I did the best I planned…


Maybe my worrying with regards this problem,

Will help keep me from re-committing the obvious,

For those that have not got this problem I am most envious,

Just once in my life would I appreciate some personal self-control,

Just once in my life would I be happy if my plans did work out,

Yes, I would be most of that desirous…


Still do I suffer,

From worries of past stupidities,

Guess on myself I am tougher,

On the world up to this point,

I have found myself to be much rougher…


Yet life does go on,

Be you in the wrong lane or the right,

I still struggle to someday arrive in the light,

From this poem you may derive anything you might…

          © ed ~ 3/27/05 







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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Congratulations. You deserve it. Now enjoy it!!!!

Excellent write!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Steve Patterson
well said.

i, too, have always been a 1-man band. sometimes that worked out...most times not. depended alot on who my boss was. i've come to believe that that "loner" instinct is just a part of my additive personality. so many years hiding in a bottle, by myself - alone, retarded my abilities to socialize and "interact". F**k 'em if they can't take a joke, but it did 'cost me professionally & financially. hang in there pal. best a' luck.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I derive that you are in a much happier state now, Ed - so quit worrying so much, and go with the flow - and get some steak for Rufuz!
Reviewed by D May (Reader)
Keep on keeping on Ed. : )
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Nice one, Ed! It is all about finding the Light-- and trying to stay therein. Enjoy your better world; past is past-- learn from it and move on. Cheers to you and Rufuz!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
Well said. you said , 'Just once in my life would I be happy if my plans did work out' know the feeling
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Hi Ed, well I can tell you at the moment I am headed up S... creek without a paddle even, and this may be the last time I can comment on your work, so here's to say, love yah heaps, please keep in touch, will send you my email in reply message, as so far no reprieve for me on the money issue for my membership.
Still my thoughts are for Terri, who is in a whole lot worse boat than I am, wish they would stop this merciless killing.

Love to yah and Rufuz
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Happy to hear things are getting better...even in the wrong lane...just keep the right track!!
Warm wishes for success!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader)
Congratulations Ed, maybe it is eventually someone has realised your potential, long may it last, and possibly now you are in the right lane my friend. Remember the little Buddha?

Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I think your already in the light, you just don't know it. :-) Congrats on your job :-)
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