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The Secret

The secret of life said the woman, is to behave
In a way that is generally thought of as good.
To be careful of word and kind in thought,
And never get overwrought
About things that do not matter

The secret of life said the man, is to be strong
And brave and bawdy, to treat others
With authority and boldness,
And always win the fights
You choose to engage in

The secret of life said the child is to cry
When needy, and cry when sad.
To be happy with small things like
Paper and sand, to not become
emotionless or overbearing
The secret of life is to not grow old.

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  1. Date: 9/1/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Yes, remembering the good old days of keeping up with the Jones' - At 85 I recall the striving past, but don't really give a damn anymore. I like this one. Congrats on the selection. daver

    Locke Avatar Kaye Locke
    Date: 9/2/2014 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Daver. I have found I can grow old without growing up quite successfully ;-)
  1. Date: 3/15/2010 10:58:00 AM
    Kaye, Again, I am impressed by your work. In it's simplicity and directness it always seem to fill the cup without spilling over. This is a wonderful talent! Thanks for your comment on the poem. If you go to the member's contest winners page you should be able to see more "end line" poems of that type from the recent "end line" poem contest. Tom

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 12:22:00 PM
    What a thoughful write. I love the perceptions. I have only been writting for a short time and i'm amazed by the greatness of peoples styles.

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 11:15:00 AM
    Excellent flow my friend.. Keep em comin'....:JP]

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 9:03:00 AM
    this is very gets me thinking...good write and keep it up...God Bless...--Brittany--

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 8:26:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts