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In My Life (Repost)
by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Friday, February 20, 2009
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Certain songs resonate in your life; places you've been, lovers
you've loved, things seen along the highway of your life, and the
song of your own life may resonate with others through the keynote
of some special song which everyone remembers. This one is
dedicated to my sister, Wendy Baral Cooper, who says,
“In My Life --- it is the soundtrack of my life...written for me!”
Maybe, in different ways, a soundtrack for many. With pleasure
and some small degree of vanity, I am using my own modified sonnet
form, the “Sonnerick” in this series. I hope my gentle readers may
sing along with me. Remember this song made famous by the Beatles ...

“In My Life”

by Ted L Glines

My childish life was always tightly planned,

and after school - a football game to play,

but failure – not an option any day,

too many people smiling oh so grand,

their expectations were my sole demand,

I entertained them all – what can I say,

to make them smile at me was all my pay,

and if my act fell flat - I was unmanned.

But from those people – I did turn away

and found my life was better when I did,

I built my dreams for me and only me

and sometimes acted very much the kid,

but something built inside me with each day,

a pride in self – my own validity.

My plans and scans did never meet demands,

no more - my life controlled by other’s hands,

while some have climbed the mountains to their tops,

I saw such goals as where the dreaming stops,

my shifting mind stays with the sifting sands.

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/20/2009
"I saw such goals as where the dreaming stops" ...I will never stop dreaming either. It took me 50 years to find out who I am, and I love me. Great job, as usual,Ted.

A true fan,
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 2/27/2009
Hello Ted,

Yes, that song is one of my favorites from the Beatles, we sang it in high school (1967) and still covers much of my life, my friends ("some have gone, some remain"). Your words brought new meaning to it, very nice indeed.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 2/27/2009
Ted, Your words are a wonderful venture to validate oneself with our own wishes & visions for living our life for us
"a pride in self – my own validity."
and not for someone else....
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/23/2009
Ted, with or without the song, this is wonderful. Your words bring it all back perfectly.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/21/2009
I love reading this poem, it flowed just like the song that the Beatles wrote..At my son's wedding, he surprised me with this song to dance to as Mother and Son. This song is very special to me. Thank you for reminding me of such beauty in reminiscing and reflection of a good life.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/20/2009
You think I can remember from day to day or poem to poem what i said to you the last time you posted this? Thats right, I cannot, suffice to say I like it as much as I did then, I hope...;-) Ed
Reviewed by Z McClure 2/20/2009
Absolutely superb, Ted! You have managed to capture in words the essence of growing up... love the last lines- "While some have climbed to their mountain tops, I saw such goals as where the dreaming stops, my shifting mind stays with the sifting sands."
Outstanding write.

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 2/20/2009
I love this poem Ted and the music sounds great!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/20/2009
Great write, Ted; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/20/2009
One of my favorite songs....especially the last my life, I loved you more. Nostalgic piece. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/20/2009
Well just as good the second time around old buddy.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/20/2009
And what a life it's been, Ted. Well done. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/20/2009
Crash landed Fox, I stay put with my previous review.
I am in a devilish mode today, castigating your gullibility at opening that dumb virus, yes! yes!! YEEEEEEEESSSSSS! ! ! curiosity killed the cat!

Georg ha! ha!! ah!!! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! ! !

Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 2/20/2009
Dang, in spite of re-doing the whole thing, the song still is not playing. Must have copied the properties from a bad source. Now, will try another MIDI site :-) Gotta get this one working because it was promised to my sister.


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