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Don't Want No "Second-Hand" Life

Just me, explaining myself through Poetry words. Words that have been in my head for years. Now inviting you to read and see what you think?

"Time to build me a new set of wings...Time to strap 'em on...and really fly!"

Pin on Obil-obilan

Pin on Obil-obilan

The "Pinnacle of my Success" lies on a further date and time...I have no doubt.

My best years are not behind me yet... Sit back and watch...and you'll find out!

I didn't make it this far...on things handed to me...I surely ain't about to start now...

I always wanted to give "the best of my best"...and to the Lord above...I made that vow.

I have taken a deep breath...and looked around at this particular time and place...

And decided that the World hasn't seen near enough...of my particular pretty face.

Because... I am not ready to sit and relax...stop and retire...or rest on my rear...

I plan on moving ahead...much further on...I'm not finished quite yet...with here.

So, don't put me out to Pasture...or start planning out my "Golden Years"...for Heaven's sake.

I don't want no Second -Hand Life given to me...I'm going to take in all of Life...that I can take.

(You know...there was many a day...I'd of placed a bet...that I wouldn't have made it this far...

Some might've doubted my chances...that I'd make it this far...And, you know who you are!)

"Hey...I ain't ready to be put Out to Pasture!"

Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should | Horse ...

Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should | Horse ...

I think it has finally become clear to me...

That life has turned out...quite unexpected-ly.

It never really went according to plan...

Yet...I stand...and look around at my age...a fortunate man.

What would I have done with myself...if things had worked exactly according to script...

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I think I would stand...and look around at my age...and feel "short-changed"...a bit.

I want to still earn my way...plot my own destiny...and cruise on down the highway...

I got a whole lot more up ahead to see...up on the horizon...to discover for another day.

I don't want a "Second-Hand" Life handed down to me...prepared with a gift and a bow...

I'm determined to "press-on" in this life...and watch my dreams come to pass...and I'd like for that to happen...real s-l-o-w.

"Hand Me Down" by Hank Williams, Jr.

I don't want no darn "Second-Hand" Life...handed down to me...

Though I'm older now...I have settled for some things...instead of seeking opportunity.

I know...I have dreamed bigger than the heavens are above land and sea...

I don't have that many regrets in life...Except all the ones that still bother me.

Each thing in life...I found along the way...each day by day...

Helped me to make it...just a little bit further along...on my way.

Yet, I still sit here with "Hope" in one hand..."Poop" in the other...Boy, does it smell...

I'm thinkin' that my best years are still ahead...And hoping that notion hasn't been shot to H_ll!

No Thanks to Anything: "Second-Hand"...or given to make my Life "easier".

"Second-hand" Junk; Photo “Harlem Trash” by loan Sameli / Flickr

"Second-hand" Junk; Photo “Harlem Trash” by loan Sameli / Flickr

I want to reach for that (*) golden or (**) brass ring...

I want to get even better at this...whole "life"-thing.

I have been around a little while now...but yet...I still yearn to grow...

There is so much going on...on this planet...I have so much more...yet to know.

The life that was pre-prescribed to me...gave me many things of what my heart desired...

I want to step off that pre-prescribed page...I have much further to go...and I'm truly inspired.

No more..."Second-Hand" Life for me...the one that just got me by...

Time to build me a new set of wings...Time to strap 'em on...and really fly!

That's right...There'll be no more...just getting by...for me...my friend...

I have a new direction in my life...and it will be better then it has ever been.

 "Grab that Brass Ring" (Creative Commons Creative Commons License Deed Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

"Grab that Brass Ring" (Creative Commons Creative Commons License Deed Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

I have had a great life... I would die with a smile on my face...right now...if I were to leave...

There would be no remorse for what I have done with my life....think of me with a smile...and no grief.

For I have lived and loved and conquered my own challenges...at each point in time...

I have learned the gift of love...and friendship...of laughter...and the Art of the "Manly" Rhyme.

But should I be granted a few more years...or even a couple of days...

I plan to make the best of them...After all...We're all here...juz' living on grace.

For the next turning point in my life...I want to learn more...I want to see more fantastic things...

What would life be like anyways...if we didn't ever try to reach out...and grab for those golden rings!

Knights of old would aim for brass rings while in jousting tournaments. Picture titled: "Knight on Horseback"

Knights of old would aim for brass rings while in jousting tournaments. Picture titled: "Knight on Horseback"

(*) Fascinating to know: What does the gold ring symbolize in catcher in the rye?

(**) According to Wikipedia: "to grab the brass ring" may have Medieval roots?

© 2012 ManlyPoetryMan

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