Below is the poem entitled One Of The Best Days Of My Life which was written by poet
Ainsley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Before the darkside of my fathers drinking began to loom in the corners of my life I remember being lifted onto a barstool at his favorite watering hole in Elmira N.Y. Suddenly a crowd of people had gathered around us Then without warning a woman behind the bar handed me a blond Labradore puppy My father cought the puppy and me in mind air as we fell backwards The entire crowd roared with laughter and that was one of the best days of my life Sometimes you forget memories like that when things get bad And the people you love begin to let you down one time to ofton Years later I Learned the woman in the bar and my father were more than friends And my mothers crazy out bursts were not so crazy after all Still you have to forgive or lose your mind asking yourself why Because most people will tell you"If I knew why I did it I probably wouldn't have done it I know it's little concliation but untile we move into a realm of perfection We need to save ourselves by forgiving everyone else