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Life Lessons
by A. Keith Barton
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Life comes full circle.


 

When I was a child my world was small
Where my imagination was my best friend
I could fly, save the day, and rescue victims
Who found themselves captured by a monster
Who dared to devour, eviscerate, and destroy
This when I was only a little boy
 
When I was a teen my world grew larger
Where my self-centeredness was my only ally
I could disobey, disregard, and disavow rules
Which I found irrelevant and suffocating
I dared to devour, eviscerate, and destroy
This when I thought I was no longer a boy
 
In corporate America my world expanded
Where my zeal for success was only matched
By my ego and pride that I could do no wrong
I found my family to be distracting and needy
I dared to spin the truth and my plan
This when I was only a young man
 
Now I’m retired my world grows smaller
Where life lessons were too late learned
I now find God to be my only strength
Where I surrender self to Him who knows all
Where knowing the truth sets me free
This when I was only me
 
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Reviewed by John Domino 1/29/2009
Amen!
Reviewed by Ahmad Abang 8/4/2008
A very interesting piece. Well written. Some people called it maturity. There is that sense of relief and acceptance at the end. Happy writing.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/24/2008
Life's lessons come hard. That's why I always sought out the elderly for their stories and advice. An oh, the tales they could tell.

Ron
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/11/2008
such wisdom here--sure wish i could have had a bit more wisdom when i was younger
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/11/2008
Life in all its stages to reach old age. By now you learned muich but still need our maker to lead us on and finally realized help was needed along the way now. Can't do it alone.
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