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My Bucket List

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My Bucket List

I've pondered it long, ....all the things I would do before all my days were to dwindle and fade If fortune would give me, the best that it's got To fill up my bucket,...... I've given it thought A chance in a million, can mean one last shot... to fill up my bucket with daring last stunts, or sailing the seas,... or mountains to climb, or dancing in moonlight,... or money to spend? When time dwindles down, how would I spend it? If I could be blessed...to live out my days some spectacular way... is that what I'd do? My head would spinning, pondering, choosing My mind would be swaying, stewing and praying I have come to conclusion, those things are illusions ....It's not for me to spend my last days in tropical sun....or holidays running... The things I would pick, are simple, and small and wouldn't really be hard to choose at all..... I would fill up my bucket as I've always done... Playing with my family, simple and fun.... Laughing as grandkids play in the sun Hamburgers cooking out on the grill Watching the sunset over the hills Eating big bowls of ice cream, as my son plays guitar Out on the porch, and under the stars Who could want more? I ask you to say I am no fool....at the end of the day Who could want more, from a bucket so full ________________________________ For Frank: By Carrie 3/17/13

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  1. Date: 4/16/2013 6:36:00 PM
    This is an excellent piece of work, and thank you for your comments on my win in the Famous Duos contest, i appreciate it very much

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:09:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations in the "Bucket list" contest. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Somehow I knew that Carrie would come down to that at the end because so many of your poems make people smile about life--no exception here!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:10:00 AM
    Such a wonderful wish at the finish, and I'm partial to ice cream all day! Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie. :-)

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:13:00 PM
    EXACTLY, Carrie. this is how I feel too. WE are so on the same page with our feelings on this topic. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:44:00 AM
    well you know, I want to take them all with me and go on an adventure togther say camp out where you could all see the northern lights TOGETHER! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:14:00 AM
    - A heart of gold ....... the dearest you have is your family and close friends. - Gorgeous suggestions and ideas for poetry contest, hope you win Carrie! - Have a nice week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 8:02:00 PM
    Very creative write Carrie, you know how to get the most out of life, and you know what really matters, you share it so well this poem, it's a winner in my book of values, love xxx

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:39:00 PM
    I agree with you one hundred percent my friend! I really enjoyed reading this illustrious write this evening! You have presented a joyous way to end your days, and I would be a fool not to want the same! What a lovely piece, such a glorious poem, Great Work!!