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just like me

As I look back upon my life And what it might have been And see how fast it all past by It’s almost like a dream It started with much promise Though it had it’s share of bumps And now I sit here reminiscing With my bruises scars and lumps I could have been a comic But I wasn’t very funny I could have been a playboy But I never had the money I could have been a rockstar But I couldn’t sing a note Might have been the president But i never got a vote Could have been a carpenter But I never had the tools Could have a banker But I never liked those fools Could have been a model But i never had the looks Could have been a teacher But i never read those books Could have been a moviestar But i never learned to act But what I am is all i am And baby that’s a fact The moral of the story Is a simple as can be Go and try be what you want Or you’ll end up just like me -- Most of us are afraid to fly Because we fear we’ll fall But better to try flying than Continue to just crawl So spread your wings and take a chance Because life can be quite brief And maybe all it ever took Was a little self belief

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Date: 2/4/2021 9:07:00 PM
Nice to find this meaningful poem in the 2020 PS Anthology ~ love your powerful message. A FAVE for me
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thomas flood
Date: 2/24/2021 4:02:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words Line
Date: 10/22/2020 10:55:00 AM
Really enjoyed reading your poem.
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thomas flood
Date: 10/22/2020 11:14:00 AM
thank you Stephen
Date: 1/16/2020 8:24:00 PM
very very good writing, thomas. Metrical , smooth flowing and great message!
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thomas flood
Date: 1/17/2020 12:04:00 PM
thank you Andrea
Date: 11/18/2019 6:39:00 PM
You are quite a talented poet!
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thomas flood
Date: 11/19/2019 11:43:00 AM
thank you Hannah
Date: 10/27/2019 10:05:00 AM
thomas, So very nice a poem with just as good a moral message. Welcome. -Richard
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thomas flood
Date: 10/27/2019 2:21:00 PM
thank you Richard
Date: 8/28/2019 2:25:00 PM
Hello Thomas Flood, first of all welcome to Poetry Soup. You will enjoy your time here. For your first poem, you did very well. the best part of your poem for me is the last verse. Have a niceday my friend.
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Date: 8/29/2019 9:45:00 AM
thank you for the kind words Darlene