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Below is the poem entitled LIVING THROUGH LIFE'S CHANGES which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I was 10, a wannabe cowboy; 
but then I grew up

I was 17, a Socialist I thought
but then I grew up.
When I was 22, marriage called hard upon me, 
but I grew up.

When I was 30, Life gave me a son 
quickly I grew up.

When I was 36, divorce, marriage; 
and with cool composure, I grew up.

What should I say about that sad day at 63
That I grew up? Hardly.

Here I am …married again.
Still showing up still growing up.

Life has taught me that 
Nothing remains at age
It’s learning to become 
What God wants from us
And its all remedial.

CAK 4-07-2102

Copyright © Allan Koven

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  1. Date: 1/19/2014 4:58:00 PM
    Your form is flawless and your content really grabs at the heart. Very well done

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:20:00 AM
    Allan... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Amen.....boy the changes I've lived thru in 54 absolutely outstanding write Allan ..congratulations on being featured this week....:-)

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 10/10/2013 8:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Donna. Times they are a changing. Allan
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:26:00 AM
    hi Allan, Very well-written and moving. Echoes many of my sentiments as I reach forty-five years old. Regards, Merton

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 10/10/2013 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Merton, thank you for commenting. Much more in store for you. Keep smiling. Allan
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:47:00 AM
    ha ha, I'm still a cowgirl every now and then. I can't help it. It has nothing to do with the fact that i am from Texas. Allan, I am that type of gal who does not like change, or growing up... LOL... Good ending... xox~ Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/5/2013 10:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda, age has a way of changing one's perspective. The challenges we face in life force new ways of thinking about thing. It even happens to Texans.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 10:18:00 AM
    You describe well the many phases of y our life, beautiful verse xxx