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Left and Learned

Woke up in the dawn of a life that now is gone.
In a town where the neons never on.
The books been read and the pages turned.
Maybe tomorrow, I'll have left and learned.

Leaves me asking, just what's the story.
I've walked these streets my whole damn life.
By now I thought I'd have a wife.
But I guess some people's lives were meant for different glory.

The little boy inside a man, the one who lost his way and ran.
Looking for the past when life was just playing kick the can.
Who's heart is now bereft and burned.
Sweeping up the ashes of what's left and learned.

In the distance, the future waits.
It all depends on our choice of gates.
Whatever comes, we will have earned.
An accumulation of what's left and learned.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:58:00 AM
    this is exceptional poetry, robert...

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Hi Robert, a lesson learned... in this good story/poem :-) wishing a very nice Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda"

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:30:00 AM
    An excellent poem my friend !! The images that play in my mind and heart are spot on with the content. Kick the can, like any game in life, grows old quickly. Especially when the can get's bent with sharp edges. Our choice of gates are often limited by circumstances beyond our control... so we live and learn to live within our places praying in hope for the gate to swing open to a better life.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:27:00 PM
    just stopping by to say hi today! and thanks as always for your comments, Robert.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Hey there Robert. My camper survived the bear attack!! well, according to the story of Charle's in the contest section that I was basing him on. How are things going?

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:36:00 PM
    all i can say is wow.thank you for visiting my poem dont even know how hard your comment hit.I will be back on soon.right now i am fighting back hard but at the moment all I can say is life has definitely kicked my ass.I WILL make it but I am going to need some professional help that I am seeking.take care.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Robert I LOVE this one. I'm faving it!! REmember that, in case I do another fave contest. GREAT Stuff.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 3:16:00 PM
    i like the title and the way you've incorporated it into the poem. there's a lot of wisdom here...

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 3:14:00 PM
    A person is free until a choice is made then that choice runs its course..Enjoyed reading..Sara