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i sit & ponder
i wonder
i wander
back thru my Life

when i was young
when i had first begun
i had my dreams
i had my schemes
of how my Life would be
all built on un-Reality

The American Dream
there on the Big Screen
a moon beam
yet unseen
John Wayne
James Dean
know what i mean?
Rock Hudson
Doris Day
just actin' & play

Somewhere along the way
those dreams didn't stay
they just seemed
to drift away
lost in Yesterday

old loves & new
friends that were few
not knowin' what to do
not havin' a clue
about Livin'
about Givin'
about payin' my Due

how quickly Time
seems to have Past
nothing seems to Last
a shawdow is cast
upon Today & Tomorrow
with Yesterday's Sorrow

for some reason
thru each Season
i kept doin' what i do
and gettin' what i got
and that was not alot
of what it was i sought

wife's & children
grandchildren too
they make me happy
they make me blue
because i know it's true
i haven't a clue

so many dreams
all those crazy schemes
tryin' to find happiness
lost in my alone-liness
i must confess

i know not who i am
or who i will be
but i have come to see
that with each day
i awake
each moment i stay
each minute i don't break
there lies another chance
another dance

The Dance of Life

to Live
to Give
of Me

to See
to Know
to Grow
to Be
my Dreams & my Schemes

to Live my Life
such as it Is
'tis much better
than not to have lived

and so Today
i sit & Ponder
i wonder
at Life
i wander
thru past's & present's
i wait for happiness
and for sorrow's

for such is Life
with all it's strife
with it's smile
all the while
it passes by...

who knows why?

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Yes, why indeed?! A very enjoyable read, Steve. It resonates deeply. Well crafted verse.
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
*smile* This is a long poem for you my friend. And one that says so very much.. Wonderfully penned. Excellent ponderings.

Reviewed by Josephine Bohen
who indeed knows why?

take care mr patterson, good to see you still taking notes

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