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To fathom this life disclosed



I feel a little funny,
maybe a bit crusty,
because of the whimsy feelings in my gut.

It's not very appealing
to experience what I've been seeing,
because it gives me queasy feeling in my gut.

To fathom this life disclosed.
Trouble comes repeatedly sometimes distorted,
because negativity invariably is stuck in a rut.

It's kind of stupid thinking of those yesterdays,
stumbling along this old track that lays
overgrown with moss, weeds, and wood-rot.

In contrast, I feel identical to this old railroad track,
and then how it sped us into the future...now we lack
all the morals, the virtues, and the love of the better sought.

What is this generation going to do...
forget the poor, the homeless?
My word, the Good Book says the poor wil be ceaseless,
I guess the military, the veteran, the disabled too...this burns my gut.

The thought comes to mind that civilization hasn't wrought
what my generation hoped for...but sure hasn't got.
I see the overgrown track, the moss, the weeds...
moreover I query, will they ever make the cut?

Well I'd better head back towards my home,
I've become a little to old to continue to roam,
haven't much family relationship...their to busy at life.

I don't mind being alone, but I worry for my children.
Seeing which direction the world is moving; what then?
I pray them welcome a better life than I have had; not strife.
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I began writing Lyrics, short stories, and poetry some 43-years-ago. When I was in high school, during the 60s, I met the great Robert Frost. He spoke to me about my real elementary attempts at writing and poetry. He took some time with me, after assembly hall and told me to not stop writing. Now, that I have been around the world as a USMarine, and have lived through 2-years of the Vietnam War, I still am writing. Now at 63-years-old, I am enjoying being on Poetry.com with you all. I was born 12/21/1948, in Worcester, MA. There I began trying to write lyrics at 5-years-old, on my Grandmother's piano -- this has been a life-time ambition/Hobby for me. I live now in Gallatin, TN, and I am disabled/retired from the vietnam war.This is how I move around and, hopefully, meet others of like mind/spirit. I am mostly American Indian and 4th Generation Irish in the USA. My poetry are moments, which I've seen, and lived during my life. I believe allpoetry are photos, or glimpses into moments of life. Styles have changed over the years, and it is in reading/listening to others' poems that give poets ideas and imaginations to build their own style. This is who I am, as a man, who simply loves the written arts/preforming arts. Keep on writing!Lucian Tower. more…

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