Treasure Island

Linda Ori

(08/13/1945 / UTAH)

' Mending Fences


What is life but a bumpy ride,
A journey from here to the other side,
Trying our best to maintain our pride
While knowing we don't know it all;

Sometimes we step on the other guy's toes,
Because we know better whatever he knows,
That may not be true, and our ignorance shows
It's not easy admitting we're wrong;

I've said some things that I shouldn't have said,
And now I am sleeping alone in my bed,
Playing them over inside of my head,
Wondering what did I gain?

Life has moved on and I'm getting older,
Friendships I've lost make the world a bit colder,
Now when I cry no one lends me a shoulder.....
Victory's hollow rewards?

It's time to mend fences and swallow my pride,
Admit that I'm sorry and hurting inside,
It may not be easy, but I'll know I tried
To put things to rest after all;

For carrying grudges brings nothing but pain,
Wasting good time standing out in the rain,
While old friends move on, and what did I gain?
Time spent alone with myself.

Submitted: Sunday, July 08, 2012
Edited: Monday, July 09, 2012

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  • Thomas Carolan (3/6/2014 9:46:00 AM)

    linda you say it all in this poem here because none of us know it all no matter how we try I was told this as sixteen year old by a ninety year old man your poem dug that back for me wishes thomas (Report) Reply

  • Chuck Audette (9/27/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    Linda, it's not so bad standing in the rain, as long as you've got a good umbrella. Liked this! -chuck (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (7/9/2012 1:07:00 PM)

    Wonderful write Linda I really enjoyed reading this one the flow was great and the contents also. It certainly rings a bell! ! ! ! ! ! ! Lovely to hear from you. Take care Love Ernestine (Report) Reply

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