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The clouds no longer block

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The clouds no longer block

The clouds no longer block me

Illusions I have had so many
Since I was just a lad
I trusted people, all of them
And some they were real bad
I thought that grown ups must be good
I gave them all my trust
But then I learned of stale old men
Their minds brim filled with lust.

So many friends I thought I had
They always let me down
I gave them all I had to give
Then always wore a frown
To find that each had used me badly
So mind all filled with hate
I turned my back on Human beings
My trust did dissipate

But now I’ve learned to look at life
And I see both it’s sides
I don’t expect, I just accept
I never run, and hide
With all the expectations gone
Each day becomes brand new
And clouds don’t block me any more
I just do what I do.

12 July 2014 @ 1705hrs

Written for Freddie's Contest 'Both sides now'

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:28:00 PM
    Wow, wisdom here, reality reviews that, real are rare in our world today, I love this poem Richard.

  1. Date: 7/13/2014 7:43:00 AM
    A truly fine one my friend!!! A lifetime of wisdom in that one my friend.. I loved the flow of it.. BBBBBBBravooooo!!!!!

    Lindley Avatar Robert Lindley
    Date: 7/15/2014 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My friend, the greatness was in it the first round. Never sell your impressive talent short because I never do. I told you that you write like Frank L. Stanton, my favorite American poet! He was a true poetic genius...,but I do sincerely thank you for your kind words!!
    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/13/2014 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Robert, I really appreciate your comments and your help, my friend. I would not have sent this in without putting it through you first....peter
  1. Date: 7/13/2014 12:36:00 AM
    Clarity of thoughts so well reflects in this awesome write Peter! Another learning for us,, thnx for sharing this beautiful poem!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/13/2014 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank ou Dr Sharma, as always I welcome your comments very much...peter
  1. Date: 7/12/2014 5:23:00 PM
    Great outlook Peter. You made the right choice...Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/13/2014 4:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Tim for all your comments you have made on my poems over the months...peter