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Life Of A Has Been

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Life Of A Has Been

I often think and wonder about a has been, of what they have been through. When a person has been this and has been that and has been almost everything - what do they have left? You used to do the night scene. You used to drive fast cars and go out with fast women. You even had luxuries for a while. You were even married at one time, but you lost all that in the course of your life. A woman I once saw, was already old. She told me, one day what a great life at one time she had. I used to be beautiful when I was young. I used to go out to beautiful places. Men would buy me cars, jewels and a lot of nice things. I never got married - that wasn't for me. To be bothered with kids, I didn't want to be. Soon one day the beauty faded and no one cared to look at me. Now I sit here alone and with no family. The life of a has been is pretty sad - when only memories are all that's left. They think and they wonder of what went worng, but deep in their heart I think they know, that it wasn't anybody's fault, but their own...
11/06/2011 Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 12/12/2012 8:01:00 AM

    Thoughtful verse...the has been still has much to give to others and not just sit alone having a pity party...she could become a volunteer somewhere and become the gift instead of an empty package. Enjoyed the read! Cynthia

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:42:00 PM

    It s a make you think poem, its great. .Seren

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:11:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poem Lucilla!! Hugs - Laila

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 9:15:00 PM

    A great write Lucilla, and so true to life. Thank you for stopping by my writes. Rollo

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 5:36:00 PM

    This is really excellent a lot to think about. I guess better to be a has been than to have been to afraid to have lived, I guess that could be worse. I like your poem.

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 2:51:00 PM

    Oh my goodness..I do think we all become has beens? Especially if we stop growing SO I try to keep growing I see you do too! Thanks for stopping by my writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 11:53:00 AM

    Hi Lucilla wonderfully penned truth I like, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 10:04:00 AM

    Very true.. well versed. A woman's point to ponder. See Obsession, Self, and Despair... a man's point to ponder. Spell check last stanza, 3rd line, first word. YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:58:00 AM

    Wonderful write. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 9:37:00 PM

    Well penned Lucilla! I love how you take the time to develop the story properly. That's the mark of a true poet.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:47:00 PM

    You hit the nail on the head Lucilla, f a person has no givre in them, they sure won't be blessed with getting. I like how you tell it! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:33:00 AM

    what a wonderful caring person you are Lucilla, and to highlight this here in this poem, is awesome...

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:59:00 AM

    I sure enjoyed this one. A lot of truth in it!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 5:18:00 PM

    Lucy, a very interesting way to vent, your ending is very true. Many of my dead butterflies are my fault and nobody else ... always~pd

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:48:00 AM

    Did you ever hear of a movie called "The Champ" - it is about a has - been boxer. Your words reminded me of it. The storm was bad but New Yorkers have overcome here. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:03:00 AM

    VERY GOOD WRITE! It embodied a feel of loneliness, the way life was never meant to live!

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 8:26:00 PM

    Outstanding write my dear friend, Lucilla. I love it! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by reading my latest poem. So sad, I can't stay long in PS today because my PC is still with the comp. tech. I'm using the school's desktop for a while. Hope I can catch up next week. Have a nice day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:08:00 AM

    Great truth that you have spoken..When a person no longer has dreams or desires to do anything, all they have are memories..Captivating work that drew me in and held my attention..Sara

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 1:19:00 PM

    There is so much truth in this poem. And, being a lady, I know we all get old and lose our physical beauty. (I don't like it either!) But it happens to everyone! love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:10:00 PM

    We will not be "rich" of money and luxus - we will not happy without true love - we born in joy - and die alone - the poor and the "rich" - Very well written Lucilla! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 11:03:00 AM

    An excellent write that I enjoyed reading today Lucilla. I hope to have more time in the future to read more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 11:00:00 AM

    How true. There is so much more to life than the superficial. I enjoyed reading your poem today.