Life in Increments
by Jerry Bolton
Friday, December 30, 2011
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I have been the man: the seventh son
I have been the fool: goofy and fun
I have been the rain: tears streaming down
I have been the jest: from a small town
I have been the coil: twisted and turned
I have been the bars: street-wise learned
I have been the bird: currents to glide
I have been the briar: filled with pride
I have been the hero: or so it did seem
I have been the king: grandiose dreams
Woulda, coulda, shoulda
I survived the lance: outrun them all
I survived the tempt: some I did fall
I survived the battle: I have the scars
I survived the lights: though a film star
I survived the growl: my throat is raw
I survived the ardor: her low-cut bra
I survived the crash: just inward hurts
I survived the crave: swishing skirts
I survived the years: without a key
I survived the child: that would be me
It was a hell of a ride
I have lived to now: and now I am old
I have lived to love: I've yet to mold
I have lived to find: a woman mine
I have lived to live: and she is fine
I wish everybody in the world could be as happy as I am
©December 30, 2011 / Jerry Pat Bolton
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|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Precious is Life...God Bless You!
With Peace and Happiness and lots
of Love and Tenderness!!
|Reviewed by baz busbe
|That covers a lot of life, enjoyed it. God bless. Baz|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|have a happy new years, Jerry ... you certainly have lived your share ...|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Yeah, me too...e|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Happy New Year Jerry!|
|Reviewed by Roger Wayne Eberle
|Wonderful, Jerry... all I can say... too wonderful for words to express
much more than my gratitude for how much your poem blesses me! Guys like you are a big part of the reason God made us so free... and to think we get to live even more... throughout eternity! There's more to come, for sure, than this paltry life span. Anyways, this is just to say, I'm a big fan.
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
What an uplifting piece. Life is full of ups and downs and I think you've covered them all.