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  Before I Die: A Writers Lament
by Mark M Lichterman
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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 Before I Die: A Writers Lament



Too bad...

Words I will never hear.

Too bad Dad’s...

We, you and me,

we who write.

Too bad Dad’s not...


possibly some do write  

for their own pleasure.


Too bad Dad’s not here...

We who write,

at least me,

I write so others

may see what I see,

may feel what I feel.

Too bad Dad’s not here to...

Words I fear

for I want to see

my "Climbing Boy"

ablaze in living color.

I want to see

Mitchell love and lose

and “Become” a man.

Too bad Dad’s not here to see...

I want to hear the

words I’ve written

spoken aloud,

and heard.

I want to see the scenes

I’ve seen in my mind  

ablaze in living color

so others will see

what I see,

so others will feel

my written passion.

So others will be


within what I’ve created.

Words I will never hear.

Words I fear...

“Too bad Dad’s not here to see this!”

Because, damn-it!

I want to be here

when what I’ve created,

when the words,

when the people,

when the scenes

I’ve created

are emblazoned in living color.

“Too bad Dad’s not here to see this!”

Words I do not want said



I want to be here to see it!






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Reviewed by Carole Mathys
I myself have often had these thoughts but I know that I'm not the first nor the last to wonder what if...a thought provoking pen, Mark!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I know exactly how you feel, (((Mark))): my daddy isn't here either, and I would love to see some of my stories in print! We all can dream, can't we? And write! Well penned, Mark; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *prayers*
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
We all want the same Mark and some of us will be lucky enough to be here to see it. Thank you for sharing my dear friend.

Your Newfie Friend, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Don't we all...! Too bad we got dealt worthless cards to play against gambling hustlers, because a pair of deuces always loses.
You want to be in everyone's funeral but your own, don't we all?


Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Sad Thing About When You Do Die,i.e. That You (I) Did Not Accomplish What I (You) Set Out To Do----Then Life' Really F--king Wasted...

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
Such a worthwhile dream to have our words immortalized ... and you, my friend, should have no doubt that your words will still be here long after we are gone. With your moving and talented pen, I am certain that you will be here to see it! Write on my friend! ~Lizzie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Oh, this is sad, Mark, we all want praise and recognition for our words - I hear you. Too bad my Daddy isn't here, either ... but I'm sure he'd be proud of you. =]

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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