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Divergent paths.

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Divergent paths.

For Linda-Marie's "Journey Back In Time.'  Style: Nonet


In youth the road less traveled called me;
fame and money held no allure.
There were mountains to conquer, 
youthful legs and ideals 
needing exercise.
The plan was tough
and I not
up to 
task.

Spring, a time of many emotions
distractions were rampant, and bright.
But careers are forever.
The hormones were flowing; 
desire calling me.
Making money
critical 
at that 
time. 

And so I chose to take normal paths;
settle for the low hanging fruit,
and labor was just labor
without love or purpose;
without fulfillment,
without a dream
worth chasing;
to live 
for.

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  1. Date: 10/8/2010 10:10:00 AM
    Sorry, first place win. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 10:08:00 AM
    A wonderful Nonet, congratulations on your second place win. Caryl

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 8:56:00 PM
    Hey, I wrote on this exact same thing a while back (On Avenue of Aimless End)!! You sound much like me. Congratualations. You did very well with this theme. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 11:42:00 AM
    congrats on your first place win with this wonderful entry

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 5:30:00 PM
    "Congratulations Wayne!" on your first place win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 12:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win, Wayne

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 11:40:00 AM
    Congratulations Wayne on your win in Linda-Marie's contest " A Journey Back In Time". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 9:15:00 AM
    Congrats Wayne on your first place win in my Nonet contest with this excellent entry .. appreciate your constant support with luv..

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:02:00 AM
    It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today Wayne. Thank you for sharing your writing. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 7:47:00 PM
    Such a touching nonet, Wayne. In our youth we come to intersections and have to choose a path. Often, it is a decision based on financial need and we are unable to follow our heart's desire. Later we look back and wonder how things might have been different if we had followed our hearts instead. Another beautiful poem for my favorites, Wayne. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 6:43:00 PM
    Thanks for commenting on my poetry, isn't the Nonet form fun to write, this poem is really grand, best of luck in the contest~~

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 5:48:00 PM
    This is a terrific entry to the Nonet contest!! Well done! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 5:17:00 PM
    A very wonderful entry to the contest, Good luck, Wayne

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 4:53:00 PM
    nice write, enjoyed this one..P.D.

  1. Date: 9/22/2010 4:33:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your write today.