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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? 


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Reviewed by Tao Chi
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
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

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
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)
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
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.

Reviewed by Jon Willey
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
Possibly because you are still needed here with us...what would the den be without you...? e
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