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Bit Of Truth And Wisdom, Found In Old Age

Bit Of Truth And Wisdom, Found In Old Age

At that age wisdom says life is a joke
consider blindness of other poor folk.
Stop to ponder why on earth we exist
you may just find giving on that big list.

To live well, love hard and thus procreate
easy to see easier to relate.
Living life together with your soulmate
should be a part of everybody's Fate!

Finding life is not about what you got
should be holding solid, number one spot
Tis more about life lived well and deeper
with one you found, knew to be a keeper

If long life, happiness is your great aim
if reaching not for it, you are to blame!

Robert J. Lindley, 1-16-2017
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Date: 2/6/2017 8:59:00 PM
I love the last three lines...Alas! If only people could be satisfied with what they have...Congrats on POTD. :)
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Date: 1/30/2017 3:03:00 PM
Superb write Robert! Congrats on POTD! To my favorites....
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Date: 1/20/2017 2:42:00 AM
It is all about family Robert I agree. A lovely poem! Congratulations on POTD! 7 ; )
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Date: 1/18/2017 8:31:00 PM
I truly love this poem. Congrats on POTD!
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Date: 1/18/2017 8:25:00 PM
An excellent creed to espouse, Robert. Congratulations on your POTD...Very well done! All my very best! :) john
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Date: 1/18/2017 4:20:00 PM
True words and a good poem x
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Date: 1/18/2017 1:34:00 PM
This is really a POD. Simple but profound.
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Date: 1/18/2017 12:23:00 PM
Such a wonderful poetic message and a perfect choice for POTD. So true, the one you love is the most important in life, every thing else is just things.
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Date: 1/18/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thank you, one and all for the very kind words and encouragements. A happy surprise for me to find this very recently presented poem as POTD.
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Date: 1/18/2017 10:55:00 AM
Great poem of truth and wisdom, Robert. Kudos and congrats to you for POTD. Well earned w/this must-read poem. A golden nugget of verity wrapped in silver-laced words. A classic for sure. Love and peace to you.
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Date: 1/18/2017 10:26:00 AM
Too bad nobody wants advice from us old folk! Cute poem! Congrats on POTD! ~Cindi~
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Date: 1/18/2017 10:10:00 AM
A big hooray for your wonderful poem of the day, Robert !! :)
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Date: 1/18/2017 8:01:00 AM
- Congratulations on your great poem o.t.d., Robert - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/18/2017 6:38:00 AM
If you are not prospering in old age from life's lessons your reading from the wrong book. Congratulations Robert for deserving POTD honors...
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Date: 1/17/2017 9:27:00 AM
Yes indeed Robert. God gives to us so we can give to others. Love this. God Bless, JB
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/17/2017 9:38:00 AM
Thank you my friend. The kind and uplifting comments here are great food for the writing soul! I being well fed, just wrote and posted here a new sonnet this morn. Its about poetry, its true message of love and giving with opening up one's own heart to bleed for others to see and perhaps feel not so alone with their own worries, troubles and personal woes..
Date: 1/17/2017 7:02:00 AM
Words of wisdom in this powerful sonnet, Robert; as spoken by one who has lived the sonnet. This goes to my favorite list. Elaine
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/17/2017 8:23:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I see now two poets that adhere to and know the truth in a true poet's heart. In my opinion poetry is about giving, giving to others - if not why write it? I condemn not, why people may or may not write poetry. I merely point out that -if it is not about giving to others-why bother?
Date: 1/16/2017 2:12:00 PM
Love, love, love, love this important sonnet. A Fav.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 1/16/2017 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Maurice. I can still write a good one every once in a while, even if my health issues aggravate my body and spirit..