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Whispers of Despondency

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Whispers of Despondency

"Britches" vitality
Has been like a long but confining
One way street,
Owning periods of both serenity and distress;

Grieving over former capital, changes naught,
For even his imagination on steroids
Cannot restore, though he reminisces;

Dudgeon set in
Upon recognizing that sundry things
Had been devoured by time;

Enjoyable thoughts invariably scatter
Into blackness
Forcing him back into reality,

Where his heart divulges,
That he is, and will remain,
Not as others see him, but as he thinks;
and being old has not been fun!






























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  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:49:00 AM
    Sorry ran out of space.. I like also how this piece guides as opposed to dictates and how its not a woe is me, more a this is as it is..Karen

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:46:00 AM
    Hello Tom Normally when I'm feeling chipper I avoid downward emotion writes (fearing my own ability to head down at a rate of knots.) Your title reeled me in though and I'm glad it did.This is an intelligent and well balanced write which says it like it is. By balanced I mean (serenity and distress) so honest.Enjoyable thoughts scattered in darkness (headshakingly visual and perfectly described) first and last line... perfect for this write. Karen