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Almanac of a Man

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Below is the poem entitled Almanac of a Man which was written by poet Darryl Davis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Almanac of a Man

When I was five,
I was supreme ruler
of a boundless realm.
Hopes were high,
supervision constant.
Animals could speak,
kisses could heal.

When I was fifteen,
I was third in command
of a band less than four.
Hopes were higher,
Supervision rare.
Girls could speak,
kisses could fly.

When I was twenty-five,
anarchy burned bright
waving its tricolour.
Hopes were a drag,
supervision avoided.
Speaking in tongues,
They kissed as well.

When I was thirty-five,
I was doing time,
received no letters.
Hope was a dream,
supervision everywhere.
Little spoke and 
Little kissed, either.

Today I was sipping a beer
in a high-back chair
pushing out words.
Hope turned the pages,
and played with my hair.
We spoke between paragraphs,
and kissed form goodbye.

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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:01:00 PM

    wow, you are so amazing to read. A unique and impressive style as demonstrated here!!

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis Date: 9/27/2012 12:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Your comments always make me blush. Many thanks. :-)
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:01:00 PM

    glad you finally posted after all this while away.

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis Date: 9/27/2012 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks. Nice to be back. :-)
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:30:00 AM

    I love the way you set this up. Very good ink poet!

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis Date: 9/26/2012 12:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks :-)