Joseph Anderson

Rookie - 244 Points (3-12-25)

A Mid Life Crisis


He's sitting front and center
As we toast him here today;
'Tis sad he'll ne'er reenter,
His youth, once bright and gay.

Despite his promising career,
His darling wife and kids;
We hope the spectors lurking near
Won't send him into skids.

You see, he's turning big 5-0,
Oh! The trauma of it all.
His spring and summer came and went
And up ahead looms fall.

Now, at life's epicenter,
Bereaved with loss of fun;
To see what's waiting down the road,
Just grab life's ball and run.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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A toasting, roasting affair, but it's not over
till it's over

Comments about this poem (A Mid Life Crisis by Joseph Anderson )

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (9/19/2013 6:01:00 PM)

    just grab life's ball and run. thats about all we can do sometimes. good thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,812 Points Patricia Grantham (3/1/2013 8:05:00 AM)

    On midlife crisis, I must say you have put the icing on the cake with this one.
    Once over the crisis life should be smooth sailing. A good belly laugh. Most appreciative
    of your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 469 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (1/8/2013 12:38:00 PM)

    He's got a lotta livin' to do yet. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Sylva Portoian (11/20/2012 4:18:00 AM)

    Darling poem...Showing what is life...
    We should grab and run...
    And feed our face with endless smile... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,503 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/2/2012 1:54:00 PM)

    Beautiful, Joseph! Indeed this is a good theme that many will love to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Tim Woodhouse (9/18/2012 3:17:00 PM)

    I'll be there in two years! May I read this out at my party? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (9/14/2012 2:55:00 PM)

    Liked that third Stanza. Not bad this one. It makes me laugh when people speak of 50 as old. Read mine - Mitigation -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (9/9/2012 1:27:00 AM)

    Reminds me of football; those guys don't play. And the older I get, the more I realize that age is no deterrent; gotta take life by the horns. Good writing. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,635 Points Smoky Hoss (9/7/2012 2:02:00 PM)

    Ya hit me right in the center of the heart with this one Joseph! I really enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (9/6/2012 1:46:00 AM)

    What ever be the age, don't stand transfixed! 'Just grab the ball and run' as you advise and as you do! Interesting read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (9/5/2012 3:05:00 PM)

    Great advice in the last line, Sir, whatever our age, fantastic poem, loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,037 Points Valerie Dohren (9/5/2012 12:37:00 PM)

    50 is the new 40 isn't it - love it, very amusing write. (Report) Reply

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