To A Man

Posted: August 18, 2021 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry, politics, writing
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To A Man

I have always wanted to run after life eagerly
But at this time in my life I am at peace.
Accepting the circumstances of my chance
and the results of my best laid plans.
Plans of best intentions, done with the most skillful of execution
but ending with questionable final outcome.
Gang aft agley *
I am now more fond of watching order from chaos.
After all, the entire Universe was built from it.
Of the largest galaxy to the least of the nests of a shivering mouse.
Both occasionally going awry
And both still doing quite well.
But I, Man, doomed with the ability of foreseeing
the billiard ball’s ricochet
Doing no better

Such is the life of John

  • Gang aft agley – From Robert Burn’s “To A Mouse
  1. Your poetry is always a great read, J. You write brilliantly. As does DSS, OC, and E.
    I can relate to this poem…more so today even than when I read it in 2015.
    Hope you all are doing well.
    (((HUGS))) for all of The Gang, and your precious family.

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  2. Summer is flyin’ by! Autumn will be here soon! 🙂
    Hope all is well for you all!
    Stopping by with some (((HUGS))) and bestest wishes for The Gang AND for your precious family! 🙂

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