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  If The Good Die Young
by Walt Hardester
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I must be a bad boy...................


If the good die young like we're told.
Why have I lived to be so old?
Many a life I've saved,
While in the medical field.

Away from death,
Them I have wrought.
It was just my job,
And never gave it a thought.

So then the phrase I guess,
Is just jive.
But if it's really true ,
Why am I.........Still alive?

Walt



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Reviewed by Tao Chi 10/29/2013
I'm happy to hear that you cared enough to save lives instead of not giving a damn and doing nothing. Good die young as well as good die old.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/8/2012
I Love The Image Walt...and as for the wonderment
well too they say "no good deed goes unpunished"
perhaps there is a whopper instore for you?
& not the kind at B-K Lounge :)
and I am wishful thinking for you to have
a long & happy life people need you

Tales Inside The Crypt
Vickie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
Walt sometimes I think that is just a myth to soothe the family and friends of those who die young. If it's true then it's just too late for naughty ones like you and me!!
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 7/31/2012
Wonderfully expressed, Walt. After the loss of my son and mother, I've asked the same question. It's not our time yet, Walt ... moving poetry!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/31/2012
I guess it was good jeans. I prefer Levi's. Or could have been all those sample pills or hospital chemicals you breathed. It certainly wasn't bottled water or testosterone enhancers. ;-)

The older we live, the more we beat the odds. My grandfather used to say, I'm waiting for the good Lord to take me away. I thought that he was being a bit pessimistic as we fished by the river, his favorite pastime. But now I'm beginning to see what he meant.

Ron
Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/31/2012
Walt, you are with us to entertain, enlighten and perhaps even still save other lives, who knows - plan on being with us a lot longer - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/29/2012
Possibly because you are still needed here with us...what would the den be without you...? e

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