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Wishing Astray
by William Manchee

Sunday, August 26, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A poem that expresses my thoughts at turning 60.

Wishing Astray


When I was two
I wished I was five
So I could go to school
That would be so cool


When I was five
I wished I was ten
So I could be home alone
With no chaperone


When I was ten
I wished I was sixteen,
So I could drive a car
And go away far


When I was eighteen I
Wished I was twenty-one
So I could smoke and gamble
And booze would be ample


When I was thirty
I wished I was forty
So Iíd seem more seasoned,
Wise and reasoned


When I was forty
I wished I was twenty
But already knowing
My ignorance not showing


When I was fifty
I wished I was thirty
So every hard day
Wouldnít wear we away


And now that Iím sixty
Iíve given up wishing
Itís time to quit fooling arouní
And start praying that time will slow down!

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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/26/2007
Excellent writing,enjoyed...Hugssssssssss
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 8/26/2007
This was an xcellent display of expression



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