Places I Didn’t Go

Places I Didnt Go short poem

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The years have come
The years have passed.
All I can think is
They have gone so fast.

I remember thinking of
Things I wanted to do,
New places and people
Every day would be new.

Now here I am,
Tired, old and fat.
Sitting in my rocker,
Me, my dog and cat.

Every day I’d watch
As the trains went speeding by.
Next one, I told myself
A ticket I would buy.

“Hey dad”, I heard,
“Let’s do this, let’s do that”.
Still sitting in the corner
Is my bag and my hat.

The kids are gone,
It is my traveling time.
The ticket is a quarter
I’ve two nickels and a dime.

Back to my rocker,
I’m on the road I know.
My mind is full of wonder
for the places I didn’t go.

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Randall Smith

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Not from anywhere but from everywhere Germany, Korea, Viet Nam, USA, Army Veteran, Germany 1966-1968, Viet Nam 1968-1969. Two kids and bunch of grandkids. Enjoy my Roses, fishing and card playing. I may not write for several months and then I can not stop for several weeks. I have notebooks with 4 or 5 lines only, waiting for me to return.
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Saurin Desai
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very nice… regret is perhaps the saddest word in the dictionary.

J.rid
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Arm chair traveler comes to mind. Go I say get out of the rocker as you say time speeds do it now see the places you would like to see.

ammu sachariah
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Nice poem.

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