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Opposite Sides

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Opposite Sides

I am playing a game
It's no longer the same
One I can never win
Unsure where to begin
The basket is raised too high
Somewhere up in the sky
The rules ever changing
Priorities rearranging
My shoes nailed to the floor
I can't jump any more
Locked outside the door

I live in the land of ridiculous
Trying to measure up
Kicked without benefit of a cup

You are supposed to be my coach
The one that I trust
The person to help me adjust
I no longer recognize the game
You say I am to blame
Instead of praise you heap on shame

You say it's a young mans world
Tell me to keep up with the times
Now a nickel equals two dimes
Show the people the shine
It's your world not mine

You call a dog a horse
Expect me to believe you of course
I'm left with no choice
I must leave to gain a voice
So I choose to walk away
Really was there any other way
Your game your rules
I don't wish to play
Yesterday seemed to make more sense
Now we reside
On opposite sides
Of the same fence

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  1. Date: 6/2/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Woooooww, I feel the anger here hehehe, hello Rick I'm back :D hope that you check my latest poem :p,wishing you a wonderful day there, Hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/2/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I enjoyed your new poem Yanny
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Richard...I'm glad you are a principled man! If they don't see that, then to .......with them. me steamed. On to better things, my dear.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/1/2013 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No worries Eileen, just processing my emotions. In the end they have done me a favor.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Very different coming from you! It reminded me of Timothy's Bridge flipped on it's head... lol. Some people (no matter how hard we try) just won't ever come to terms with you. The generation gap is just too big to be breached. I hope I'm on your side of the fence, my friend... :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/1/2013 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are definately on my side my young friend. Regardless of generations what is right is still right. Human greed as a way of justifying itself and wrapping itself in pretty paper.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 10:05:00 PM
    I am out of comments.but first one to not

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/31/2013 10:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;0) I am the first to be able to respond to someone who didn't comment *lol*