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MY DAY IS COMING

I used to mow the lawn with joy. And trim up all the trees. Prune the hedges, tend the garden. Way down upon my knees. Shoot the bull with good time friends. Now, most of them are gone. And, I know my day is coming. I guess it wont be long. BUT NOW...... I sit in shade, with tea in hand, And wave out to the guy, Who mows the lawn and trims the trees, While I just sit and sigh. I dream about the friends I've had. We always sang life's song. And, I know my day is coming. I guess it won't be long. AND SO...... I've made some new friends here and there. It's hard to be alone. Have shared some stories, had some fun. A few more friends have flown. Created some new memories. When memories are strong. And, I know my day is coming. I guess it won't be long WELL...... I wrote those verses years ago. But, I'm still going strong. And, I know my day is coming. I guess it won't be long.

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Date: 9/20/2018 11:40:00 PM
Absolutely terrific poem. Loved it. Well written, I am right there with you buddy. The mind is willing but the body is not.
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Date: 10/1/2014 3:53:00 PM
I could not find a new poem of yours to comment to. So I went to your Best Poems and this tops the chart! Did you know it was considered your best? I think I have to agree . I love love love it.
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Robert Nehls
Date: 10/4/2014 3:10:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea. I didn't know it topped the charts. Very nice to hear from you again, my friend....Robert.
Date: 7/8/2014 7:25:00 AM
A well thought-out poem filled with hope. I adore your wonderful lines. Well done!
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Robert Nehls
Date: 7/10/2014 3:19:00 AM
Thank you, Abdulhafeez. Your comments are well taken and appreciated.... Robert.
Date: 6/27/2014 11:36:00 AM
Robert; This is really good. I know that mine is coming too. No one knows , but we all have a date with destiny. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/27/2014 6:30:00 PM
Yes we do, Lucilla. We should try to make the best of it and give to life all we can. Glad you liked it..... Robert.
Date: 6/27/2014 8:07:00 AM
This my friend is a gem. A gem I am now adding to my fav list! Thanks!!!
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/27/2014 6:27:00 PM
I sure am glad you liked this one. Robert. Thanks so much for adding it to your fav list.... Robert.
Date: 6/23/2014 3:39:00 PM
Well done, nice flow and progression.
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/24/2014 11:29:00 AM
Thank you, Mark. I appreciate it..... Robert.
Date: 6/20/2014 10:51:00 PM
Robert What a cleverly penned write about life, memories and the future to come. Life goes by way to fast, so enjoy it while you can. Thank you for the great comment on my A Cowboy Cure poem
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/21/2014 7:43:00 AM
Hi, Robin. I appreciate you coming by to read my poetry, so often. It is a joy reading your poetry and I always enjoy your comments. Friends in verse..... Robert
Date: 6/17/2014 9:32:00 PM
Thank you for the read Robert, yes our days are coming so we have to make the best of what we have left, hopefully I will live as long as my mother, she has just turned 96 and still going strong so I am hoping I have her genes for long levity, that is a great read my friend, take care.............Vera................
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/18/2014 6:46:00 AM
Yes, Vera. I believe that when we make the best if it and have a positive attitude along with a cheerful spirit we can extend our days. Sounds like you are well on your way to many more cheerful days. Thanks, as always for your comments. your friend.... Robert.
Date: 6/17/2014 5:37:00 PM
For my new-found friend, Robert: You may think, that you are no longer able to lift anything heavier than a filled tablespoon … but I know that not to be true. You can, and have, lifted something of much larger size and import. You have lifted the Spirits of those who read your poetic offerings which are filled with your inner self and a positive philosophy for mankind. I feel privileged, in deed, to be able to read your works – and I thank you for sharing them with me, and all those who are as lucky as I in that regard.
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/18/2014 6:31:00 AM
The privilege is most positively mine, Jack. To have the opportunity to share and to hear the kind words of others is truly a blessing. It is interesting that the more we let the pen flow the more God has to offer. This is an exciting time for me and if my words can lift the spirits of others then I am grateful to God. This life can be so beautiful. Jack.....Robert.
Date: 6/17/2014 5:27:00 PM
Ah, yes, Robert. We ol’ retired dudes lament the passing of friends and some of our former physical abilities. And … wonder about the time when “our day” will come … but, like you, we’re not “idle”! In your case your mind and pen continue to provide insight and wisdom, and I, for one, am sooooo grateful for your words. A wonderful read. Jack C
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/18/2014 6:20:00 AM
You know what, Jack. I really appreciate your comments. We do seem to be kindred spirits. Life is a great teacher and we as life's student's should try to be the positive teacher at some point. With God's help it is always interesting and wonderful. Thanks for your kind words.....Robert.
Date: 6/16/2014 3:07:00 PM
this is really nice!! It is very rhythmic, like a song. And it's funny that we can look back ten years ago and think: Where did time fly?? I am still doing pretty good after all those years! Awesome!
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/17/2014 2:42:00 PM
Like the energizer bunny, Andrea. Thanks for reading my poetry. Your comments are always welcome, my friend.... Robert.
Date: 6/16/2014 11:31:00 AM
When we reach a certain age, we think about our time coming more but it is good only God knows the day and hour..Enjoyed reading your work about the topic and enjoyed the humor at the end..My father and mother prepared for death but kept on living and living both 96 at their deaths..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/16/2014 11:52:00 AM
Hi, Sara. I think with a good solid attitude and a keen sense of humor, we can enjoy a long happy life. I look forward to however many years I have ahead. Thanks for reading and so glad you liked it.... Robert.
Date: 6/16/2014 1:19:00 AM
Robert, making this an instant favorite.. It's incredible. Keep living while you're waiting. What's something you've never done but you could do.. Do it! Don't run out the clock.. Live every drop and enjoy the tea!
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/16/2014 11:44:00 AM
Sorry about the mix up. Dave. Thanks for making this a Favorite, I appreciate that. I am humbled by such great comments and observations. Think I'll grab an ice cold glass of tea, sit back and sip the good life..... Robert.
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/16/2014 11:35:00 AM
Ya, that's always fun, Tim. Thanks for your reading this one and your comments. Always good to hear from you.... Robert.
Date: 6/15/2014 8:42:00 PM
Great piece... I like how you watch someone else cut the lawn....Tim
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/16/2014 11:39:00 AM
OK, Tim, Look at the first reply for Dave. Sorry about that.... Robert.
Date: 6/15/2014 8:24:00 PM
Love it and my friend each of us has a day that is coming!!!!! BBBBRAVO!!!!!!!
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Robert Nehls
Date: 6/16/2014 11:31:00 AM
We certainly do, Robert. Lets make the most of it. So glad you liked it.... Robert.