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All I Have Left

Sirens screaming down the street/
cat at my feet/BBC on the tele/worried
about Kelly/air outside laden with moisture, rain/
carrying the song of a far away train/
brother can you take me back/where I came from/
can you take me back?/haunting Beatles tune no
one remembers/
so many Septembers/waiting for the arrival/
of the tool of survival/sterile
stainless steel/the past so real/hurry doc/the ticking
clock/is winding down/while no one's around/wisps of
grey ectoplasm/psychological spasm/
losing my grip/I'm too old to be so hip/:-P
life's been one long acid trip/too funny to die/
now, don't start to cry/
fish gotta' swim/
bird gotta' fly/
man gotta' ask himself: why, why, why/
laugh people, don't feel bereft/
humor, my friends, is all I have left.

© Danielle White

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  1. Date: 12/18/2009 6:44:00 PM

    good and funny, age creeps in when you don't notice and then it is too late. But we are still here for a reason, God bless you.

  1. Date: 12/11/2009 4:04:00 AM

    you ve humur, you ve everything. great tot.thanx for d congratulatory message on my featured poem.

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 9:27:00 AM

    I remember that Beatle song. This is a really wonderful poem Danielle. The wordplayand the energy-despair, yet hope and humor. This stream of consciousness works so well here. Please know that you're in my thoughts and I'm pulling for you.

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 5:15:00 AM

    Imagery is wonderful;and i understand your message. Old age does suck! I really appreciate your comments on my Poems. You are someone whom I greatly respect here at the Soup.I decided to change the title to "The Loser." Hope it is one of your fav's Thank you.

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:34:00 PM

    Very relative and vivid. I like your style.

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 11:06:00 AM

    Hi Danielle, Humor is good. And so is this poem. I've been trying to understand just what slam poetry is. Thanks for this example. It says a lot. Love to you. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 8:43:00 PM

    Im going to bed thinking of this piece.. " mans gotta ask " why?..wonderful. BG

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 5:05:00 PM

    Compelling words, Danielle. Keep that sense of humor and let it carry you through the difficult times. I see so much of your struggle in this write. Prayers continue, my dear. Love and admiration, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 4:33:00 PM

    Dear Danielle, Oh my I LOVE this form of Poetry YOU make it look so easy I've tried and I do not find it easy "life's been one long "Acid" trip YOU are giving away YOUR age LOVE ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 3:58:00 PM

    good poem, and exellent ryhme and imagery! ------Ell