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I laid to rest my “Bucket” list, 
  my “to do” list, rather tattered. 
At my age, I am second to coexist, 
  my old brain is rather scattered, 
    having forgotten life goals that mattered.

For Francine Robert 
Contest: One English Quintain

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  1. Date: 9/18/2011 5:20:00 PM
    Wow, great poem John and thanks for your kindness for your words about "Whispering angel". It is a great pleasure be part of this wonderful site and people like you for encouragement and growth! Walter.

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 10:38:00 AM
    Nicely done as always John, a pleasure to read...God Bless...Taz

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 10:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Francine's "One English Quintain" contest Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 3:22:00 AM
    hey John congrats on your great win,, man your far tooyoung for a bucket list, thats more in my line..David

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 2:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Francine Robert's One English Quintain poetry contest. CR

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 11:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, john. I really like yours!

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 10:53:00 PM
    John, congrats on your placement in this contest. Very well written. Great poem!

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 9:26:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 9:14:00 PM
    Nice rhyme John maybe line 3 [I am content to coexist] ?? just a glad to see you winning yet again, great progress writing, really! Congrad's Light & Love

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    Date: 9/6/2011 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Funny thing Debbie, I was having a problem with line 3 so I consulted on line with a panel of professional writers. They suggested this line and said, it was perfectly acceptable, even in formal writing. Because it refers back to the first two line's "bucket list." of which I was originally part. Lol, Made sense tothem. Agape, Moses
  1. Date: 9/5/2011 9:09:00 PM
    Yes it happens to all of us. Congratulations, John. Joyce

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 8:23:00 PM
    congrats on your 10th place win in the contest John, thank you for entering

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 3:46:00 PM
    Sweet friend, I got a kick out of this poem, but I would advise you to keep the bucket list hand. No matter what life throws in our paths, we need to have goals. YOU are not old. If you think you are, then I am old as well. Awesome entry for Francine's contest and I think this one will delight her. Winning wishes to you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 8:51:00 AM
    thinking like you are, but only catching up. how dare i make a bucket list. prisoner that i am. you have suddenly made me sad. it's not your fault. john

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 8:49:00 AM
    Yet your reflections are of gold. Well written John. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 1:18:00 AM
    He he he. This is a real treat, John. Even old men in nursing homes still have bucket lists....don't ever give up on yours. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 4:07:00 PM
    i can relate to these feelings John....nicely written

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 12:58:00 PM
    Enjoyed your philosophy in this write..Good luck in the contest with this creative work..Reads like a winner to me..Sara