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Musings - Sucker Punched

I can't recall exactly when
Life swung and hit me on my chin
I"m ashamed to say, it knocked me cold
When I came to, I woke up old

While I was out, I had a dream
Of juggling on a balance beam
While jumping hoops, upon one leg
And one wrong move, cost one nest egg

Was it yesterday or the day before
I had it all but wanted more
When days were long and fears were short
Carouse by day, at night cavort

Yesterday, less was more
It must have been the day before
I wish I'd seen life's sucker punch
'cause now my memory's out to lunch


          by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/13/2018 8:57:00 AM
Ah, this was so rib-tickling funny, Daniel. Yet very Yoda wise in it's presentation of life. Fantastic poetry which put a big smile in my heart. An instant classic fave of mine. Aurora bright write. Love and smiles always.
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Date: 3/18/2018 11:38:00 AM
Hello, Freddie. So nice to see you again. Thank you for the flowers. Hoping you are well and staying out of trouble.
Date: 3/4/2018 7:12:00 PM
Lol Daniel I don't think anyone could have put it any better than you have here and have so many people understand exactly what you're talking about. I really enjoyed this Daniel.
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FJ Thomas
Date: 3/5/2018 1:29:00 PM
Lol nor mine dear Daniel
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/4/2018 8:54:00 PM
Thank you, Shadow. Believe it or not, this isn't my first time talking to a shadow of the past. I appreciate your kind remarks and I am glad i made you laugh.
Date: 3/4/2018 11:37:00 AM
Hello Danny, Your wit with this sonnet is truly insatiable. Your humor is truly one-of-a-kind!! I really like the way in which you work up to "my memory's out to lunch." I can certainly identify with what you presented in this wondrous sonnet. Superb Work -- as always!! (I will try to get over your way more often to check out your great poetry -- always a pleasure!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 3/4/2018 8:51:00 PM
Thank you Gary. Hey, i totally understand. there simply doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. You're always a welcome guest and always appreciated.
Date: 3/4/2018 10:03:00 AM
Great poem, I sure can relate to the sentiment in this piece. We never know what life has in store for us. I am finding a lot of things I never would have imagined happening to my loved ones and myself. A lot not so good which can be very trying. But I am thankful for the good that has happened as well. :)
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Date: 3/4/2018 8:49:00 PM
Thank you Carol for the friendly visit. Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. hope things work out well for you and your family. god bless.
Date: 3/4/2018 9:48:00 AM
I dig your witty mind, Danny! Aging is serious business, but it also needs to be taken with humour and a pinch of salt. Best regards // paul
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Date: 3/4/2018 8:48:00 PM
Thank you Paul. I swear, I simply am amazed how fast time flies. It seems like only yesterday I buried my mother but it's been 7 months already. I appreciate you dropping by.
Date: 3/4/2018 6:03:00 AM
First of all I love the way you rhyme, second, your subject matter can be easily identified with, by almost everyone throughout their lives at one time or another. And best of all, I don't have to guess what you mean, you are clear and concise and above all entertaining. Good Luck on your next fortune my friend---and yes---there will be another one !
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Date: 3/4/2018 8:46:00 PM
Thank you, Jerry. Where does the time go? i hope it made you smile.
Date: 3/3/2018 4:34:00 PM
:) This is cute...I feel that way sometimes. Life sure can throw a good punch. Loved reading you again, dear. Hugs
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:58:00 PM
Thank you sweetie. So nice to see you again.
Date: 3/2/2018 6:32:00 PM
Hello Daniel,I also like your sense of humor. When my birthday comes I get another year older, but i do not feel any different, i feel the same, always have. So have a good evening my friend.
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Date: 3/3/2018 6:57:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene. i appreciate your kindness and your support
Date: 2/28/2018 11:17:00 AM
Fun read. Rhythm and rhyme excellent. Love your sense of humor. Fav.
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Date: 3/1/2018 10:02:00 AM
Thank you, Susan. I hope it made you smile:)
Date: 2/19/2018 11:10:00 PM
So much truth wrapped in excellent humor or sarcasm or both! I love this though I shouldn't for I feel its dark side and relate to it. You used wit as a platform for sincerity and did so with Daniel-talent that I hope is never prematurely turned off. I owe you a long mail, but am so busy tripping over my own life lately, you wouldn't believe all that's come up - or maybe you would. Hope to share soon, did not forget. So good to see your pen busy, may it remain to hot to lay down. Hugs... CayCay
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/22/2018 3:27:00 PM
Hello sweet thing. Nice of you to make a cameo. I hope everything is good at your end of the world. Take care my friend and thank you for the lovely visit:)
Date: 2/9/2018 11:00:00 PM
You haven't lost a step my friend, Witt as sharp as ever, not the same without you DT...
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Date: 2/11/2018 8:15:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie! I'm still hovering. Like my memory, my muse is in and out. Believe me, it's not for lack of trying.
Date: 2/6/2018 4:01:00 PM
BAM!! Hey, Danny...this is a great poem (and a FAV)! Just love it. As usual, you are a word master. And, I know exactly what you mean because this poem hit me between the eyes!!
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Date: 2/8/2018 10:23:00 AM
Thank you, Carole. Where did the time go?
Date: 2/5/2018 3:43:00 AM
A great poem Daniel.. So glad to see you again... Missed your poems...
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Date: 2/8/2018 10:23:00 AM
Thank you, Supraja. Nice to see you again also. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 2/3/2018 8:16:00 PM
We all get sucker punched when we least expect it... it is ashame... enjoyed reading Mr Daniel...
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Date: 2/3/2018 11:32:00 PM
Hello Mrs eve, Nice to see you again. I hope it made you smile. I would've ducked had I seen it coming.
Date: 2/3/2018 7:39:00 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Think I'll fave it.
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Date: 2/3/2018 8:11:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Nice to see you again.
Date: 2/3/2018 7:38:00 PM
so did YOU have lots of summer flings, Danny boy? Or are you just teasing? Well, it's so nice to see you with a new poem up. Let me sample this now!!
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Date: 2/3/2018 8:12:00 PM
I wouldn't go right to "lots". A couple when I was young.
Date: 2/3/2018 7:04:00 AM
- Life is too short, Daniel ... we can not "lose" the time :) - Nice to see you back - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/3/2018 9:15:00 AM
Thank you, Anne Lise. I have missed you all so much. I'm still having problems with writer's block. my muse is being awful stubborn.
Date: 2/2/2018 11:31:00 PM
Hi Daniel, this poem made me grin from ear to ear! I am so very happy to see you post again!! You have been very much missed by me and lots of poets here. I could relate to your humor in this piece. Time seems to fly by so fast. I got a text from my daughter today wishing me Happy Groundhog Day. I was so happy she let me know or I would have missed watching my favorite movie...Groundhog Day. I love reading your poetry, it always cheers me. Love, Connie xxoo : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/3/2018 9:11:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. I've got the worst case of writer's block. Just can't seem to find any inspiration nor can I find the words. I try everyday. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 2/2/2018 5:17:00 PM
Well no wonder you never reply to all my emails... Lol! Danny, I've missed you! I'm super happy to see you back for sure :) I enjoyed your humor poem very much! Hugs and smiles :)
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Date: 2/3/2018 9:09:00 AM
Thank you, Kina. I have missed you all too. I just wish my muse would come back to stay.
Date: 2/2/2018 2:40:00 PM
Hi Daniel, It's so good to see ya posting again. Enjoyed the humour as well. We all get sucker punched at some point in our lives. I Look forward to reading you more often. I missed your pen :-) Alexis
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Date: 2/3/2018 9:07:00 AM
Thank you, Alexis. I hope it made you smile. I'll be glad when my muse comes back to stay.
Date: 2/2/2018 8:35:00 AM
I am glad to see your poem, DT, after a long time, hope all is well:) I enjoyed this very much:)
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Date: 2/3/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. I hope it made you smile. I've been in a funk. My muse very seldom comes around anymore.
Date: 2/1/2018 10:31:00 PM
I giggle but oh, a write so heavy and so light, wonderfully penned Daniel! Enjoyed :) xomo!
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:14:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen. Making you giggle was my intent. I am happy it made you laugh.
Date: 2/1/2018 6:11:00 PM
what a great poem Daniel, beware the days becoming weeks becoming years becoming too late.
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:09:00 PM
Yes my friend, so true. life is way too short and time passes way too fast. Thank you for reading and commenting. nice to see you again, Lewis. i hope it made you smile.
Date: 2/1/2018 3:48:00 PM
you're back with more power and proficiency, daniel... this is a knock-out... stay well and hugggs
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Date: 2/1/2018 11:08:00 PM
Thank you, nette. Nice to see you again. I hope it made you smile.
Date: 2/1/2018 1:44:00 PM
you have described the conundrum for us all poet...glad to read you again
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/1/2018 2:47:00 PM
Thank you, Frederic. It is nice to see you again. Hoping you are well. i hope it made you smile.
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