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When I Am Finally Laid To Rest
by Rodd Jokre

Monday, September 29, 2003

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When I am finally laid to rest,
What will I look back on as my happiest moment?

I was 5 years old,
Finally able to go to school,
Like my brother,
I ran there!

I was 12 years old,
I had my first kiss.
Spin-the-bottle is a dangerous game,
at such an age!

I was 14, my father left,
my mother cried,
my family split,
my life went on.
My mother's mother was happy.
Go figure! ;)

I was 15, I could drive a car,
3-speed on the column,
it had no brakes,
But I could drive a car!

I was 17, I met a girl,
She stole my heart,
I was the happiest I had ever been.
She hid my heart,
In a place that even she couldn't remember.
Where it is now? I'm still not sure.
I hope I find it someday.

I was 18, I went to college,
To learn about the world.
No rules, no parents, just fun.
Mind, body and soul all had their fair share,
of living and learning!

I was 21, I worked on a tropical island,
In the South Pacific.
I drank margaritas each night,
and smiled with my new friends.

I was 23, I had no money,
I was on the other side of the world,
With my friends, and the sun on my face.
Hearing the waves pummel the shore,
from my bungalow.

I'll be 75, looking back on my life,
Reflecting on all the times I've had regrets.
That 2 seconds will pass quickly,
As I won't have any...

Life, in it's entirety,
Is ONE moment,
On a scale,
Much bigger than we know.
So my happiest moment,
is right now!

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Reviewed by Louise Bohmer (Reader) 11/24/2003
How true Rodd! Seize the moment. A wonderful retrospective.
Reviewed by serenety L 10/31/2003
Bravo !
So right. But you are probably one of the rare persons who appreciates it.
Fantastic write.
Reviewed by William Heffner 10/30/2003
You are truly a talented poet, and this is the day the Lord has made, so I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Thanks for the reminder

God Bless You and Your Loved Ones

Officer William Heffner
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/29/2003
Bravo, great write about periods in your life. I thnk we hd the same techer in schol.

Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 10/29/2003
I love this poem ..great write and een though i bee riting mostly social comments i still am liking my readings. GREAT!!!!!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/8/2003

o, i enjoyed this...well done *applause!*

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 10/2/2003
WOW!! I loved this!!! Very nicely done...
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 9/29/2003
Very cool poem. I was espcially touched
where she "hid" your heart somewhere even
she does not remember, and you're still
in search of it. And the end, of course.
Most excellent wisdom of experience. Vicky
Reviewed by Cheryl Sellers 9/29/2003
I love the Ending, Bravo... so unexpected yet a reason to rejoyce.... wonderful write
Reviewed by C.J. Park (Reader) 9/29/2003
"So my happiest moment,
is right now!"

So true. Great poem.
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