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Born to die

it's hard to believe
that baby was me
some fifty years ago
i was that small
and now i'm tall
early days long forgotten

it's hard to see
that little boy was me
some forty years ago
ten years old
and didn't know
where i was or where i was going

it's hard to concieve
the things i believed
some thirty years ago
was i a man
without a plan
or a notion how to know

it's hard to leave
what we once believed
as real life takes it's hold
some twenty years ago
all that glittered wasn't gold
and reaching out for something to hold

it's hard to see 
that ten years ago
some ten years ago
that i was already forty
in many cases i was the authority
the duty that comes with seniority

it's hard to believe 
this fifty is me
still robust as health as can be
looking forward if i contunue to be
i'll grow old turned elderly

Copyright © John Loving III

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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 7:07:00 PM
    It was your destiny after half a century, to be what you were to be, naturally. Liked this one.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:07:00 PM
    We never know what life holds in store. I hope you live to be an old old man and that life is very kind to you .love phyl

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 12:06:00 PM
    Creative work..Life is not easy and sometimes we loose the little child along the way but we need to find the child and let the child live agains..Thanks for the visit to my work.....Sara

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Another great poem. Life is full of surprises. We never know what's coming next.. At 50 - that's when things really start to sink in and we become wiser. You'll be alright. I'll see what happens later...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Dear Jon , poets never get old...Never ! May you always feel young like your poetry. ..all I can wish :) This is an incredible work Jon ! Cheers !