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Echoes of Youth
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Monday, August 17, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I was out last week with a friends young daughters and we had a great time but listening to them both talk and tell me of their lives, dreams, wishes, and problems made me realize that life is just a continuation...

Echoes of Youth

By: Fee

I talked to an echo of myself the other day

Heard the same dreams I once dreamt

I listened to the things I once used to say

And as I smiled at where the years went

The face of youth without wrinkle or care

I thought of the worries she’d not yet spent


She told me of the parties I once partook of

When booze and smoke both flowed free

Then she told me a little of her love-life

If a man she could have been the past me

Thirty years makes a hell of a difference

Yet the years have also been good you see


She asked if I had it all again to do over

What would in hindsight I’d differently do

I pondered that innocent question from her

She thought I’d offer some insight I knew

I told her I wouldn’t change anything at all

For the years only perfect us it’s true …

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/9/2009
life is an ongoing finishing school of sorts -- don't you think Felix? -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 8/19/2009
I listen to the younger people and smile too. They have so much to learn and so much to live. Nice Fee. Love the pic too. Getting ready for Santa I see.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/19/2009
That last line "For the years only perfect us it’s true …" is so true. I think each of us are searching for that Holy Grail within us as we attempt to correct the problems in our path. (It's enlightning to be with younger folks and hear their view of the world around them.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 8/19/2009
All too true. I feel sixteen half the time but I know I'm not. Still, enjoying each day. . . that's what matters! e
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 8/18/2009 very truly said,life is a continuation...i was here today all in blues...and here your echo reminded me of my past memories,good,sour but all with plenty of hopes as earlier one of yours forever and a day did. Much Thanks.

I do hope I've not offended you in any way Fee,as your review for my one write just shows your name with no matter! ohhh..!!!

Best Wishes


Reviewed by jude forese 8/18/2009
life continues on, all we can do is move along with it ... doing it over is never an option ... (maybe in the next lifetime ;)

good one, Felix ...

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/18/2009
Wise thoughts, never look back, never change a thing as it has all come together to make you the person you are today...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 8/18/2009
Yes, very true.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/18/2009
Sounds like you had a fun day. Hugs,
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 8/18/2009
Yep! Can't number the times I've thought: "I used to say that..." with some amazement. I'm glad you wouldn't change anything--that makes for a basically happy you! Nice work and a good sharing. Love the pic.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/18/2009
yes, the only thing that ever changes is the names, the places and faces. Thankyou for sharing this. ladyJ
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 8/18/2009
Well done. I would have changed a few things but then, perhaps it is good that we cannot go back to change them. We'd change everything. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/18/2009
We each walk our own path and own the choices we made along the way...really enjoyed this one Fee, and a cool photo

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/18/2009
Fee, what I would have done different? In retrospective maybe not a thing, but like Sinatra said "a few...but too few to mention"
When young, the world was a nasty bull and we had it by the horns, we were invincible and immortal, right?!


Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/18/2009
So very true Cuz, for the past is who we are today and we can't change just one thing. Another great write that you share with us. thank you.

Love ya face Cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/18/2009
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LIKE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/18/2009
it would be nice to not have things in hindsight...but I have lots of things I would change...but wisdom comes from experience & openness of the heart into the soul of all thank you for blessing us with this circle of continuances Fee!
Peace, Love & Inspirations
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 8/18/2009
Just like old wine, very good.
Reviewed by Gypsy Soul 8/18/2009
Hey Kat Man,
A Good Look'n Person Will Open YOUR Eye'z...
An Intelligent Person Will Open YOUR Mind...
But Only A Good Heart'd Person Will Open MY HEART...
By:Stacey Chillemi
Author 'n' One Of Tha Pack in OUR Den

In Essence I really need not say any more but I wuz gunna message You lata 2night any way'z so I'll try bust it down 'n' Kill 2 Bird'z with Tha 1 Stone.Mmm ! Well not only AM I have'n trouble with My Page . Tha Den az I dont know 'n' cant tell if I now have 2 Page'z unda 2 diff Jonh Henry'z Gypsy Soul 'n' Mizz Gypsy Soul ? ? ?
But I AM stuck with what 2 Post 1st Scribe'z from My Yesta Year,Scribe'z from My near past or Tha coupla newy'z Scribe'z ? ? ?
I AM also in question bout My recent Bio Re:Major Influence'z Post az it did say 2 hava Friend look ova 'n' read Your Bio 1st B4 post'n Umm ! I wuz in fact gunna send it 2 You 2 read 1st but didn't wunna botha You 'n' Umm ! Nobody I know haza clue that I can 'n' do indeed Write/Write Poetry let alone have My Own Page 'n' Tha few I have stupidly told Well a couple just dont Bloody 'n' neva will IT GET 'n' Unfortunately Tha rest have Insidiously Manipulated My Sensitive Side 'n' have also "Mistaken My Generosity 4 Stupidity" Hence Tha lata have been My Life'z work of recent az in Evict'n them from "Tha Twist'd Sista House" not 2B confused with Big Brotha Ha !

Yer ! Right I'm hear'n You say Kat Man."YOU Bust it down My White Arse Mizz Gypsy. Ha ! Ha ! Ha !


Nice ! ! ! Scribe

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/17/2009
This is wonderful! And the wisdom expressed even more so!
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/17/2009
Rich in its living, each generation grows and comes to know what we have experienced in a different time and circumstance.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/17/2009
this is really beautiful!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/17/2009
Wonderful write, Fee, and I love that piccy! Well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. ;D
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/17/2009
...thinking back to, Remember when?...Great memories..Growing pains...'Life is a box of chocolates' eh? The photo is perfect to compliment your poem... :)
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/17/2009
Many "mature" folk don't appreciate being around younger folk...such a pity; as in your poem, Fee, it allows us to once again merge with our youth! I so enjoy your final two lines. But, hey...the rest ain't nuttin' to snivel at either :o)
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 8/17/2009
I love this Fee. The picture is great too (aren't you the cool one in your Hawaiian print shirt), and the last stanza shows your wisdom.

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