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Don't look Back

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Don't look Back

I had some plans, I had some dreams, 
Not meant to be, or so it seems,

I’d make some cash, tuck it away,
But it did not work out that way,

I’d find a girl; we’d fall in love,
Wound up alone; push came to shove,

I’d have a friend; a place to lean,
People are cold, the streets are mean,

I’d find a place to call my own,
there is no place, I feel at home,

I had a smile, it did not last, 
My happy days are in the past,

Get me a rope, hung from the trees,
Watch my old life, twist in the breeze,

I’ll strike a match, burn it all down,
Find a new dream, in a new town,

There’s nothing here I need to pack,
Just start to walk and don’t look back

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Totally dig this one!! Awesome poem Luke.

    Irwin Avatar Luke Irwin
    Date: 7/22/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much Casey!
  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Sad but powerful. Enjoyed this poem. Betty

    Irwin Avatar Luke Irwin
    Date: 4/27/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Betty. Oddly enough I see this one as hopeful as it deals with not quitting but making a new start.
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Very interesting and intense...and good rhyme.