Path To Misery

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A self reflective write ...

Path To Misery

There's so much in life I question ~
Why does it have to be so hard?
Filled with so much apprehension,
Too much confusion from the start.
We're brought into this life of wonder ~
So just, where do we go from here?
Wandering through days, I ponder,
On my life's journey through the years.

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So many days have passed me by ~
Can't help but wonder where I've been?
The swiftly moving hands of time,
Have left me tired and cold within.
Nothing to show for the time I've spent ~
But, these black circles 'round my eyes.
Wondering where all the hours went?
Ticking away my so-called life.

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Life, it comes at you hard and fast ~
And it’s easy to lose control.
Try to hold on and make it last,
And don’t ever give up your soul.
Some say it’s easier said then done ~
But really, what does it all mean?
When you’ve given all - to just get none,
Is life a nightmare or a dream? 

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There’s so much in life I question ~
Like really – What’s in it for me?
I’m at fifty years and countin’,
Along my path to misery.
I try to follow in his footsteps ~
But, it seems they’ve been washed away.
By raging rapids of reality,
So where does that leave me today? 

? ? ?


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cheronld commented on Path To Misery

05-16-2010

I truly loved reading this...you never disappoint...We all have that milestone in our lives where we look back and wonder....for me it was when I reached 35....and I thought then my life was over..LMAO...the milestone just kept rising...

knight4696

05/21/2010

Lol! :) Oh .... to be so young and naive! :) Life throws us so many curve balls and we may feel overwhelmed and confuzed. But in the end ... when we look back, we can only hope that the next path we choose is one that will eventually lead to our happiness. Thanks again for being such an avid reader and commenting on my works.... I truly appreciate you my friend. :) Ken

FranzJ commented on Path To Misery

04-09-2010

I feel much the same way - only I'm Closer to 60 years and counting - what di I have to show for my life - but we both are still here to see what we did

knight4696

04/09/2010

Thanks again FranzJ! :) Fifty - Sixty not uch difference really - Hell, time flies after 29 anyways! :) I think we all in one way or another have reflected like this. But, you are right ... We are still here for now and have many memories to look back on - good, bad or indifferent - one must be happy that they've had the chance to live them. Thanks again for your wonderful comments! :) Ken

am2anangel commented on Path To Misery

04-02-2010

great write full of questions and wonder. Gives the reader much to ponder. well done as always.-tonya

nonners commented on Path To Misery

04-02-2010

i really could relate to this piece. sometimes an answer would be nice! i loved it great read bravo!!!!!!!

knight4696

04/02/2010

Thanks Nonners! :) I appreciate it! Unfortunately, the answers evades us - until one day someone comes along and changes the direction your going - at least that's what happened to me! :) Thanks again for the fantastic comments! :) Ken

dman2003 commented on Path To Misery

04-02-2010

Your poem echoes the angst i have felt in life. Thank you for the share.

knight4696

10/26/2010

Thanks for the read and comments Dman .. Much appreciated! :) Ken

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