Treasure Island

Bernard Snyder

(11-07-1959 / Savannah Ga.)

'Finally'


I'm looking back at my past
through my rear view,
a lot of hardship and struggles
but I came through,
I used to aim for the stars
but I kept missing,
was told I'd never succeed
but I didn't listen,
the naysayers doubted me
but I kept fighting,
my intellect was questioned
still I kept writing,
finally, my records are being played
I've got producers all over me
wanting to be the first to say
they were the ones that discovered me,
I'm now getting ‘red carpet' treatment
from CEO's who's just met me
dealerships are handing me keys
to their expensive ‘Bentleys',
even though it sounds nice
almost too nice to be true
it's a lot more gratifying
because of all that I've been through
and what is even nicer is,
I can now look straight ahead
instead of reflecting on my past
through a dirty ole rear view!

Submitted: Thursday, July 05, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 06, 2012

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  • Mark Normand (8/10/2012 8:05:00 AM)

    Yes looking back is good to do once in a while but life is here to keep us down.We have to work through all of the the doubt if we ever want to make it. Nice job. (Report) Reply

  • Bartholomew A. B. Sarbah (8/7/2012 11:05:00 AM)

    Life is full of discouragements, but we must be determined and never heed
    to those who try to pull our legs. Your poem must be a good testimony for people. (Report) Reply

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