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A Man's Life

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A Man's Life

Oh, somewhere there is singing
Somewhere there is grace
Somewhere there is laughter
A smile on every face

But I am here to tell you 
About a place so cold and drab
It makes you shiver violently
And dulls the joy you have

This place is not in the Heavens
It is not upon the land
It’s not over the oceans
And it’s hard to understand

As long as I walk the earth
It is always set apart
There’s nothing more mysterious
Than what’s in a woman’s heart

You think that you are pleasing
You think you do what’s right
But you never had a chance
You end up in a fight

So I tell all you poor men
Don’t even pretend to try
Just live your life and stumble on
And hope that soon you’ll die

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  1. Date: 4/3/2013 10:01:00 PM
    This is good. I like your fourth stanza. The last one is good but sad. Things are not always bad. Ther times of joy too. Smile - tomorrow is a new day.....Lucilla

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    Date: 4/3/2013 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments. this poem actually convinced of wife of 39 years to accept my marriage proposal back in 1975. I guess she took it as a sign of surrender.