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The beginning and the end


                       Born
                   First steps
                   Growing up
               Marriage and kids
                         Life

                        Years 
                      Roll by
                  Grandchildren
               Great grandchildren  
                        Death. 


Written  4th March 2019.
For light up the page poetry contest
Sponsored  by Joseph May.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/11/2019 2:43:00 PM
Wonderful steps for a wonderful life...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/11/2019 2:52:00 PM
Thank you Arturo.
Date: 3/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Hi Tom - what a wonderful poem - the contrast is perfect! Congratulations on your very deserved win. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/11/2019 11:16:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 10:17:00 PM
A sincere congratulations on your win in Joseph's "Lanterne" contest, Tom - blessings and best wishes, and keep that ink flowing, my friend! :-)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/11/2019 6:33:00 AM
Thank you very much Gregory. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 8:32:00 PM
Congratulations,Tom. Hugs Eve~`*
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/11/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thank you Eve. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 6:28:00 PM
Dropping to say many congrats on your win Tom:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/11/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thank you Jan. Tom.
Date: 3/10/2019 3:19:00 PM
Hi Tom, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on a well deserved win:-) Alexis
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/10/2019 5:17:00 PM
Thank you very much Alexis. Tom.
Date: 3/9/2019 8:32:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poem, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine. Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 7:42:00 PM
Tom, this reads like a winner :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/9/2019 7:01:00 AM
Thank you P.S, Tom.
Date: 3/8/2019 10:29:00 AM
I think it's a winner; well penned.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/8/2019 10:43:00 AM
Thank you M.L. , first attempt at a lanterne. Tom.
Date: 3/6/2019 10:29:00 PM
Well-done. You've covered all of life in a veritable nutshell---no, in a lanterne! :) gw
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/7/2019 2:52:00 AM
Thanks Gershon, hopefully we'll all have a big chunk in between. Tom.
Date: 3/5/2019 2:42:00 PM
splendid way to depict the seasons of life... i like this, tom!..huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 3:27:00 PM
Thank you nette, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 3/5/2019 7:01:00 AM
A progression of life so succinctly captured! Well written, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 7:21:00 AM
Thank you very much Vijay. Tom.
Date: 3/5/2019 6:02:00 AM
Absolutely superbly written! A fav for me my dearest friend, Tom!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 6:31:00 AM
Thank you very much Demetrios , Thankfully as Sunshine says we have a lot in between. Tom
Date: 3/5/2019 3:55:00 AM
- Just like that, Tom - Fortunately, there is much in between ... both joys and sorrows :) - Luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine, how true that is. Tom.
Date: 3/5/2019 3:54:00 AM
I like this style, Tom. I had forgotten it. Thanks for the succinct, appropriate reminder.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thanks Caren, its a form new to me. Tom.
Date: 3/5/2019 3:17:00 AM
The cycle of life. Now at my age I face death. Best for a win.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/5/2019 3:37:00 AM
Don't worry Victor, I'm on the third line of the second lanterne. Tom.
Date: 3/4/2019 10:07:00 PM
Very good lanterne, Tom! I think this is one of the best I’ve read so far.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 11:34:00 PM
Thank you Carol, first attempt. Tom.
Date: 3/4/2019 6:32:00 PM
WoW! Tom, You stated in a comment on my poem that you were just getting to grips with this form, however I see that you nailed it! You hit the ball out the park with this one. Looks like a winner to me. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 11:34:00 PM
Thank you Alexis, I changed the title from life and death to beginning and end, thanks to peter. Tom
Date: 3/4/2019 6:28:00 PM
Beautifully penned Tom, good luck in the contest.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 11:32:00 PM
Thank you very much M.L. , happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 3/4/2019 6:03:00 PM
In few words, you said so much. It is the reality of it. Beautifully written, Tom. I like now direct and concise it is. It has an impact, a big one on me. Good luck, hope it is a winner!
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 3/4/2019 7:05:00 PM
A natural, I think!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 6:06:00 PM
Thank you Sandra, never heard of this form until I saw it in the contest list so thought I'd have a go. Tom.
Date: 3/4/2019 5:57:00 PM
the complete circle of life Tom , just hope I'm around to see grandchildren in the future:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 6:05:00 PM
Thanks Jan, I'm sure you will. Tom.
Date: 3/4/2019 5:03:00 PM
wow! you've summed it all up so well in this poem, tom! best of luck in the contest...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/4/2019 5:11:00 PM
Thanks very much Ilene, hope you're having a good time. Tom.