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What Should Have Been

He was born on Sept. 23, 2007 at 5:23 am.

(Looking forward; He went to school
learned to read     graduated     got a job
feeding children     fell in love     married
never drank     never smoked     made friends
all who knew him loved him
had two children with his perfect wife
watched them grow into adults     
retired     enjoyed his grandchildren
bought a home in a southern state
collected his pension     drank
two tall glasses of milk a day     exercised
regularly     and lived happily ever after.)

He died on Sept. 23, 2007 at 5:26 am.

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  1. Date: 1/1/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Joseph, This poem skilfully paints the brewity of life. A beautiful poem. I encourage you to read my poem Wink of Eyes. Thanks also for your encouraging comments on my Haiku House of Glass. Happy New Year! -Mohammad

  1. Date: 12/29/2008 3:01:00 PM
    Joseph - I know the feeling my friend - I'm like you your poetry I can so relate to - We don't just write our poems we live them - Joseph I wanted to let you know your book has been mailed - May the new year bring you and those you love many blessings - MJ

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 5:10:00 AM
    Thanks for the explanation of this wonderful piece, Joesph. I get it now and it is even more poignant! Happy Holidays. Celeste

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 3:32:00 AM
    Oh how very very heartbreaking. I am so very sorry if this is true. Being a mother to 5 little ones, this is breaking my heart. :( love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/23/2008 2:18:00 AM
    An observation on some lives Joseph.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments on my posting

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 2:01:00 PM
    Great piece, Joseph. Sounds like this person was a wonderful man, but I am wondering if you have the date of his birth correct.

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 12:38:00 PM
    This is so sad. 3 minutes of life and all the future plans his parents had for him was lost. This is the way I interpret your poem and if this was your child please accept my condolences.3 minutes or 55 years that my son had, we will miss them forever. Thak you for your comments on my "Wind Power". It led me here. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 9:26:00 AM
    I loved this..Am I weird to laugh? I can see where you are going with this least I think..He got married and his life was over the moment he said I do.. Loved this...his life died three minutes later...good stuff.