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Below is the poem entitled Blink which was written by poet Carl Fraser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I turned my head and blinked
And another year passed away
Im closing in on my extinction
With every passing day

I wonder if my life counted for something
Or will the mark i leave be just a stain
Will there be any reason in the future
For people to speak my name

Will my legacy somehow have meaning
To the children i leave behind
Will they look back and smile on me
Or will i be forgotten over time

Perhaps i was a poor role model
Perhaps i could have been a better man
I just pray when my children think of me
They know i did the best i can.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 11:13:00 PM
    This one is lovely Carl. I often wonder if my sole reason for living is just to be a bad exanple. With thoughts like your poem expresses I think that you are showing a pile of reasons why you will be remembered well. Blink and a life is gone. oh how long the wait for a birthday used to be. Now Blink here is another blink and another. I liked your poem a lot but i am not quite sure why it leaves me smiling a little.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:32:00 PM
    I love your pondering words. Words surely leave a legacy, and bring out the best of us - bring out our honesty and raw emotion. That's something beautiful. What a great piece. Wishing you a happy rest of the week! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 3:18:00 AM
    Yes, I know ..... blink, blink .... then you become grandfather ... Carl, it is lovely! - Thank you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Carl, I don't like the thought of your extinction. Do you feel life is passing you by, because of your job. I am sure our children know and feel we do all we can for them. In my heart, you are the better man and a good role model. Ask yourself if you are proud of your kids... and then you will know the answer... always a fan... Linda