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When I Grow Up

Living in my troubled past
I ponder the road not taken
I thought I'd found my way at last
Only to be mistaken

The wayside holds my fallen dreams
But yet I can't turn back
That's the way it always seems
Never finding what I lack

Regret is now my shadow's name
He follows close behind
The two of us become the same
The blind leading the blind

Hope's become a foreign place
A place I cannot go
No plan to fix the things I face
I wander to and fro

"When I grow up I want to be"
These words never seemed so real
Without a purpose I didn't see
That I'd be standing still

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 9:11:00 AM
    very nice poem Larry :) I love it!

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 2:44:00 PM
    hopefully, your writing will get you moving forward! great poem.............

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:43:00 AM
    A nice poem Larry :) - Have a nice Sunday. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 11:31:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. I loved it. Great job! :)