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An Excavation

As one gets older some look back,
                                   
some want to see what they did right and wrong.
             
Some call this their memoirs,
                                         
a life of their many memories.
                                       
Maybe an excavation on life is what we needed,
               
look deep into the many years gone by.
                           
Found what we did right,
                                               
now how can we copy it.
                                             
Found what we did wrong,
                               
now set it a side.
                                                         
When a deep life excavation is done,
                               
what will we find.
                                                           
Write it all down both right and wrong,
                           
pass it on to the younger ones.
                                       
Many years ago the younger ones learned,
                     
they learned from the older ones in the family.
                 
Maybe we need to turn the hands on the clock back,
         
to old practices of learning from the older family members.
             
Today the younger ones seem to be lost,
                          
so lost in this crazy world we live in.
                                
If we did an excavation on our lives,
                                
what mysteries would we find.
                                        
Maybe we can save a younger life,
                                  
maybe make our life more meaningful in return.
  
Date Written: 6/21/2019
    
4 Place
Title: An Excavation
                                                     
This or That, Vol 4 Poetry Contest
                                  
Sponsored by: Edward Ibeh
 

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Date: 7/30/2021 7:55:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Paula~
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 7/31/2021 12:48:00 PM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win. Glad you like this one. Have a blessed day.................
Date: 7/28/2021 12:36:00 PM
Congratulations, Paula, you deserve this win with this wonderful poem. Blessings and best regards
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 7/31/2021 12:46:00 PM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win. Glad you like this Excavation write. Have a blessed day.................
Date: 7/27/2021 10:31:00 PM
A beautiful Creation. Congratulations!
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 7/28/2021 8:10:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have a win. Glad you like this write. Have a blessed day.................
Date: 6/24/2021 2:47:00 AM
Very fine poem. Have you written your memoirs? Kind wishes, Kai
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 6/24/2021 1:43:00 PM
Thank You, for writing. Glad you like this excavation write. I have not written my memories. Maybe I should start it. Have a blessed day................
Date: 6/21/2021 12:38:00 PM
Heya Paula, you done a fine excavation with your muse on this poem, I agree the world is a crazy place, and with today’s technology it’s in our face everyday, and if indeed there are skeletons in our closet, might be a good time to clear them out, cheers David
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 6/22/2021 11:48:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your kind words. Glad you like this write on "An Excavation." Have a blessed day................
Date: 6/21/2021 12:37:00 PM
wow what a wonderful way to do that theme. So well done, paula
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 6/22/2021 11:47:00 AM
Thank You, for writing and for your kind words. Glad you like my excavation. Have a blessed day................