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Estimate The Cost

You look back and dream of days long gone
You can feel the tears as they're coming on
Just realizing how much you lost
It's no way to estimate the cost

Once you walked with purpose and your will was strong
Wouldn't back down now somehow it all seems wrong
Never found out how the dice were tossed
Just count the chips and estimate the cost

Oh the price was more than you thought it would be
You just turned your back so you wouldn't see
There were limits set but those lines you crossed
Never took the time to estimate the cost

Now time is closing down that open road
Memories become such a heavy load
Autumn years will bring an early frost
Too late to sit and estimate the cost

Now you're just a few steps ahead of the hell you made
It wasn't supposed to be how the game was played
Total disregard, oh how the rules were tossed
Now the time has come to estimate the cost.

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  1. Date: 3/30/2014 11:40:00 AM
    A lovely poem reflecting on decisions made and the price we all pay. I like the repetition Well written. Best wishes Linda

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 11:55:00 PM
    A well put and reflective write here Vince,, the truth and dissasociation in life we all "take part in"by default; is explored honestly it gives out the sense,, that we must be careful with oppertunitys in our journey on earth..)

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Very well crafted... the flow and couplet rhyming are superb. There is a definite beginning, middle and end... the mark of a storyteller. Well done, Vince. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/13/2012 8:30:00 PM
    I love THIS poem. Oh,how I can relate to this! They say anything in the retirement age is The Golden Years, but I have yet to see anything Golden. It's down hill all the way! Good write. GB, Avis

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 10:28:00 AM
    You captured it all in this one Vince a definite favorite for me. Thank you for checking on my featured write this week.. Hope your week is a great one :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 7:19:00 PM
    I really like this one Vince ....a reality write from one who's been there it's obvious and I enjoyed the style of your poem also. Way to go.

  1. Date: 2/28/2012 11:58:00 AM
    There`s so much wisdom in this write,Vince.Think many these days will be surprised to see how the game should have been played.For some it may be too late,while others still have the option to make the best out of it.Take care,Arild

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 4:12:00 PM
    They say hind-sight is 20/20 but I say fore-sight is 1/1,000,000. look to the future and learn from the past, the sand through the hourglass is out of your grasp. thank you for all your lovely comments on my work.

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 1:30:00 PM
    It is not good to come to the end of life and look back and see many regrets..This could be a lesson in making wise choices to the youth of the world..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 2/16/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Bravo....very good poem,thank you for the trip. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Hi, Vince. The cost is too damn high. Education would seem to be a way back to sanity, but who can afford it? Had to see what you were doing these days. Nothing has changed with Vince, and that be good. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 5:23:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Vince, I like the varying ways you used the repetition here. Very nice. Hope your having a lovely Valentine's day. Hugs, Catie :)