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Internal Law



A very long time ago
A young boy was I
Unsure of the road
There before my eyes

A road to the future
An unknown dance with time
But tread lightly boy
Take to heart every road sign

And some of those signs
May lead down a wrong turn
Read between the lines
Be careful of bridges you burn

For on some roads
You can’t turn back
No second chances
Because of knowledge you lack

As time waits for no one
Don’t miss the starting bell
Or your place in the future
Some opportunist will sell

Wishful thinking now
Advice from my future self
To know then what I know now
Confidence, my missing wealth

Why I couldn’t see
What everyone else saw
The road to the future
Is an internal law

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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