Treasure Island

Robin Pitt

(August 28 1974 / Elko, Nevada, USA)

In Fifty Years

Fifty years from now
It won't matter
What you looked like
Or what you wore
Or what you had for dinner

Fifty years from now
It won't matter
Where you lived
Or what you drove
Or what color your hair was

Yet fifty years from now
What will matter
Is what you said to hurt someone
When what you thought affected another
Even that look that caused sorrow

So if you worry so much
About how you appear now
Remember that fifty years from now
It won't mean shit

Submitted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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  • Mary Gordley (2/6/2008 12:28:00 AM)

    Robin, I love the way you get right to the heart of things. I found this poem a most effective means of delivering an important message. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Roger Cornish (2/5/2008 12:36:00 PM)

    Love the irreverence of this and:

    'When what you thought affected another
    Even that look that caused sorrow...'

    Very good poem!
    Rogerx. (Report) Reply

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