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Halfway There

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Halfway There

                                 Standing here on a high cliff
                                 Gazing over the rough seas
                        A strange feeling finds it way into my heart
                                 I could sure need lots of TLC
                           My soul is upset like the stormy sea
                         Does the seagulls notice my devotion?
                    In the twilight of my life there should be no fight
                     I have let it all just slip away into a blurry haze
                      My God how could I ever have been so blind
                              Now that life has reached halfway
               There should be enough wisdom to fulfill the intense hunger for TLC
                                      I have stumbled and fell
                         Scarred by the years`inevitable trademark
                                       Now I am experienced
                                       Wisdom I have gained
                      I shall give the second chapter of my life a better closure

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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 3:32:00 AM
    Halfway there, what an appropriate title for this one Arild. I think we could all do with some TLC from time to time.. Love & hugs CTC :) soupmail returned

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 8:30:00 AM
    It is always a pleasure to read your poetry Arild. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on mine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 9:13:00 PM
    I stumbled here a second time searching for a new one to see, It surely is a GOOD one. I think one of your best!!

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 1:30:00 PM
    I am glad I stumbled onto this one of yours I actually have never yet read (i think it's the last one I didn't read!) I really like it, ARlid. It's actually a great poem for beginning the new year! luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 5:36:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my writing Arild. I wish you continued inspiration that you may always write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 5:03:00 AM
    Arild, I really enjoyed this one, it touched a deep chord inside myself also, my favorite line is, " In the twilight of my life there should be no fight" Yet, I am finding more and more, once you pass 50, life is not at all what I thought it would be. Happy Holidays! Hugs, catie :)

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    Date: 12/10/2011 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I`ve heared some people saying life only gets better after passing the 40-and 50ties..then why are my back hurting,my kness painful etc..etc? Somewhere during our lifetime,our nice physics were exhanged with wisdom and experience..would be so much nicer if we could keep all those details intact..lol Hugs,Arild
  1. Date: 11/29/2011 10:30:00 PM
    Read all your poems, like you work. This one speaks loudly - wisdom... seeking a better closure, really like it. Thanks for your kind comment, Ernest.

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 12:19:00 PM
    Thanks for your generous comment.We sometimes burn too much energy on matters that really doesn`t mean anything..while other issues are too important to just throw away.Hugs,Arild

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 10:05:00 AM
    You express what I felt at that time in my life. The years spent in stupidity when I could have used some wisdom now sadly gone. Great thoughts you penned. And thank you for your sweet visit!

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 12:40:00 PM
    An open gestalt moment in your honest words Arild, may the next half of your life find you in the gentleness of life, hugs,Vie