SOMETIMES I WISH (POEM)

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Sometimes I wish

that I could be

a small child again

just feeling so free

 

living the moment

tomorrow's no thing

no sorrows of future

whatever may bring

 

life when one gets older

creates family

or not, well whatever

the burdens that be

 

amassed obligations

not thinking before

just led by emotions

that corset weighs more

 

until bubble bursting

by anger and hate

but now there's no time left

because it's too late

 

A world without problems

as all of us dream

is rather illusional

we struggle and scream

 

Seem to have forgotten

to free our small minds

not creating problems

of quite useless kinds

 

Important is only

our life and our kids

no status defending

no silicone tits

 

Just try to stay modest

grateful you've got health

go out play with children

and piss about wealth.

 

My week's motto...should be a life motto, in fact :-)

 

Comments

Dino Manalis Added Feb 12, 2019 - 8:52am
 We all wish, All the Best!
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 9:53am
Thanks Dino !
Tom C. Purcell Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:07am
Very nicely built poem, Stone.  Better than I can do, for sure.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:13am
Hi Tom
 
Thanks ! I needed to write a new article, because you know that Autumn doesn't like no comments or articles for some time, and I'm heavy busy. And since there are no news worth writing about, I thought I just write some lines. I wait until the proper installation of puppet Guaido (c) US militaryconomy in Venezuela and then I might write about that. Or Brexit and why not EUXIT (EU exit altogether!) :-)
Tom C. Purcell Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:15am
This one was good - kinda like taking it slow climbing down a ladder from a rooftop. 
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 11:26am
Not a bad comparison :-)
opher goodwin Added Feb 12, 2019 - 12:35pm
Boys and girls come out to play
The moon is shining bright as day
Come with a whoop and come with a call
Come with good will or not at all
(Incredible String Band.)
May the long-time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
Stone-Eater Added Feb 12, 2019 - 4:19pm
:-)
Jeff Michka Added Feb 12, 2019 - 6:26pm
Nice poem effort, SEFa...BTW, can you post your email again.  When we get to Italy, it might be nice to have, as I wouldn't mind playing music with you at some point.  I've been told by the folks that recommended the house in Italy there's a good guitar maker in a nearby village.  Brian bought an inexpensive guitar from the guy, and it sounds good and plays well.  Will do the same thing.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 13, 2019 - 12:26am
Jeff
 
Thanks good ! jurg.friedli@afronum.com.
 
C U :)
Unrepentant Added Feb 13, 2019 - 4:08am
No silicone tits!?! What's left? lol
Ric Wells Added Feb 13, 2019 - 6:49am
Nicely done Stone. I have a question. Instead of illusional did you mean delusional or is that my interpretation? 
wsucram15 Added Feb 13, 2019 - 9:52am
great poem and here I am..lol
Stone-Eater Added Feb 13, 2019 - 11:27am
Ric
 
Thanks....well, actually, delusional would be better....;-)
Stone-Eater Added Feb 13, 2019 - 11:28am
Hi Jeanne
 
Here I am....is that a hint to my song with that name ? :-)
Spartacus Added Feb 13, 2019 - 12:28pm
I had the oddest experience taking care of my invalid grandfather before he passed.  By the way, my grandfather was a medical doctor for Hollywood stars in his day.
 
On one particular day months before he passed, he asked me to read to him a "children's story". 
I was confused and started reading a book that a high schooler might read.  He said, "No.  A children's story".
I then selected a book of nursery rhymes and began reading.  He said, "Yes.  That's it"  and fell asleep with a smile on his face.
Bill H. Added Feb 14, 2019 - 1:22am
Words of Wisdom!
Stone-Eater Added Feb 14, 2019 - 7:53am
William
 
Hm......it may have some truth when people say that in old age people return to a child's minde....:-)
wsucram15 Added Feb 14, 2019 - 6:15pm
No I was just happy to be back on the page and those words came to mind..no idea why, I really dont like that song..never entered my mind.
Hi BillH
wsucram15 Added Feb 14, 2019 - 6:16pm
As always a great poem..I expect nothing less.
Jeff Michka Added Feb 14, 2019 - 6:23pm
Thanks, SEFa....once again, a good poem. 
Stone-Eater Added Feb 14, 2019 - 6:28pm
Thanks really guys.
 
I appreciate that :)
Jeff Michka Added Feb 14, 2019 - 6:52pm
Had to come back and hit "like."
Bill H. Added Feb 14, 2019 - 7:33pm
Me too!
Stone-Eater Added Feb 14, 2019 - 10:35pm
....next time I'll try to do a more positive one, but that's not easy.
 
Flowers are lovely, but they do not last
Be careful that YOUR life does not pass that fast
 
;)
Ric Wells Added Feb 15, 2019 - 12:51am
To write is to breathe.
To breathe is to live.
To live is to think.
To think is to dream.
To dream is to grow.
Flying Junior Added Feb 15, 2019 - 5:04am
Hi Stone and Jeff,
 
I copied your email.  Bright spots...
 
I have often dreamed of simply being able to live maybe just one day from my sleepy but well-rested dawn to my TV-infected evening hours with my Dad and my Sister.  My mom, my dad and my sister.  My friends at nursery school.  The little toys that they locked up in the box by the sand box at church.  Little girls in First Grade.  The neighborhood kids in 1963.
 
Just one fucking day to feel that joy again.  I feel that I would give just about anything to get back that mantle of innocence and purpose.
 
Then I sadly realize that even if God could perform that one small miracle for me in some alternative reality, the truth is that I would have absolutely no fucking idea what the hell to do.  I would most likely blow the entire chance and get sent to bed without supper by my parents.
 
Peace and Love
opher goodwin Added Feb 15, 2019 - 7:20am
Have you put it to music yet Stone?? You ought to.
Jeff Michka Added Feb 15, 2019 - 2:16pm
Wow, FJr...interesting comment, and obviously heartfelt.  It's unlikely, at least in my mind, those thoughts of our childhoods, don't crowd in from time to time.  I know I wanted my kids to experience those things, but knew times had changed.  None the less, it seemed important to provide the love and security needed to have those thoughts of our childhoods, so someday, they can have those thoughts, too, and be flooded with the warmth those kind of rememberences have.  Nice comments, and still...nice poem.
The Burghal Hidage Added Feb 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Wir werden alles zu fruh alt und zu spat klug. Schoene Gedichte, Freund : )
Jeff Michka Added Feb 15, 2019 - 3:35pm
Vas Ist loess, Domesday book?  der hundt?
Neil Lock Added Feb 15, 2019 - 4:35pm
Stone-Eater: Nice poem. And sorry to be late to the party.
 
But no; unlike Flying Junior, I don't want to go back to childhood. Now I know that everything I was taught back then was shit... and I had some great teachers, even in state primary school!... I still want to go forward. In my own way! And Ric's five-liner is a good one.
Tom C. Purcell Added Feb 15, 2019 - 5:06pm
...He longs for a time
He never knew
Seeks the roots
From which he grew
 
To know his seed
The dark, the light
Templar's son
Honor, might
 
Learning the memoirs
Of hunted men
My brethren's carnage
Need not be again
 
I'm not much of a poet but there's my contribution.
The Burghal Hidage Added Feb 15, 2019 - 5:41pm
a haiku, pour vous....
 
 
Those who make things hard
Do so for no good reason
but their advantage
 
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:25pm
FJ
 
We all go through life not quite understanding what it really is. That's why we look for a hold coming from the outside...
 
But when we understand that we're just a grain of sand in an immense universe we can overcome ego. And then we can re-feel what it's like to have no ego. Children have an ego but they're not really conscious of it.
 
That's why they're open and curious.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:27pm
Oph
 
I'm not good enough. My songs show my limitations in composing because I'm not a prof.
 
But maybe later...when I master bass playing better. Guitar knowledge helps :)
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:28pm
Neil
 
When I was a kid I didn't know fuck all. And I guess life would be a lot easier like that LOL
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:31pm
TBH
 
Pas d'accord. I think that making life hard for yourself is, in our societies, a luxury problem.
 
We don't have to walk 5 miles to get a gallon of drinking water.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:35pm
Tom
 
Roots are not there at first. You make roots for your following, but they will decide if they keep those roots and spread them or plant seeds for new roots somewhere else :)
Stone-Eater Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:39pm
BTW TBH:
 
True is that once we KNOW we have already gotten too old to change anything. And...
 
we long for a change as how life was when we were young, we think our time was better.
 
Was it ? No. Our brains simply blank out the negative. Self-protection....
 
My kids won't be different.
Jeff Michka Added Feb 15, 2019 - 6:53pm
Your kids tend to be ongoing, loving and giving jewels if you take time with them.  Sure, they all do things you'd rather have them not do, but need to remember always what it was like being their age (whatever that is).  And try and teach them to manage their own lives and learn what it is to "live well."  It scares me a little my son will handle sale and disposal of our house, but he know how to and can.  I'll have to let him
The Burghal Hidage Added Feb 15, 2019 - 7:26pm
It is truly a wonder when your kids find their talent. 
Flying Junior Added Feb 15, 2019 - 10:41pm
Refreshing thoughts.
 
Jeff,
 
Your kids are fortunate.  You sound like you did a good job as a father.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 16, 2019 - 5:03am
Jeff
 
but need to remember always what it was like being their age (whatever that is)
 
That's the key I always tried and try that. And very often I feel like a best friend but or "old brother", not as father. I advise them, discuss a lot and always remember how I was as a youth. People always told me that I should be more authoritative, but I never had problems not playing the tough and demanding father, That's not my character.
opher goodwin Added Feb 16, 2019 - 5:22am
Stone - you have to believe in yourself more. I've heard your stuff. It was good. Put it to music - bring it alive!
Stone-Eater Added Feb 16, 2019 - 7:29am
Oph
 
I simply have no time at the moment for much music, except learning bass as said :-) Work, Africa and almost three families which are all demanding attention LOL
Jeff Michka Added Feb 16, 2019 - 8:24pm
The long term will tell what kind of Father I am, SEFa, but am very proud of both my kids.  I had to think twice about giving my son the ability to sell our house, if we decide to stay offshore, realizing he's an adult, capable and trusted.  Guess that's the ultimate form of "letting go."
Stone-Eater Added Feb 17, 2019 - 6:32pm
Yep Jeff. But it will be worth it.
Stone-Eater Added Feb 18, 2019 - 4:18pm
:))

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