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The Finish Line

As I was saying it takes longer
Just to get where I am going.
It’s like boating on the river and
The wind impedes my rowing.
The oars are getting heavier,
I can’t compete with Father Time.
Oh I wish  that you had seen me
When I was truly in my prime.

I could write a poem much quicker
Than you could put on your hat.
I could amend it and then send it
In just a jiffy after that.
My love poems were much sweeter
And my limericks were funnier.
My witty lines were wittier,
And my puns were always punnier.

Forgive me while I take the time 
To chase a thought that’s fled.
It’s gone I guess I’ll settle
For a lesser one instead.
With dimmed eyes and aching fingers,
I must make some small concessions.
And I have to save the juicy stuff
For my tale for “True Confessions”.

By: Joyce Johnson

Wirtten for new contest "Complete Your Poem"

Previous poem was "5 minute Poem"

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Hi Joyce, CONGRATULATIONS in Russell's contest.... Luv~ SKAT

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 2:36:00 AM
    Joyce nice rewrite of the poem. Congratulation on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 7:23:00 PM
    You've done very well with this one Joyce glad you completed it, Ah older much wiser and so much to retell, I much enjoyed this, have a great evening xxx

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 7:22:00 PM
    This is lovely Joyce! Absolutely lovely! Wow! if this what you produce now...I'd love to see you in your prime. I feel that way now, Joyce...I wish for my heyday. I think it happens to all of us! You are in your your heart! BTW...the line about the witty and cute. Thanks for your post on my win. I'm honored that you'd take the time to read and comment.