Treasure Island

Mark Normand

One day

One day not for sure, but still it
wouldn't be strange.
If in time when you have gone, your
name is spoken of in shame.
As a lesson taught to some, maybe
a tool to show the way.
Will you become an old fool who the
people cuss and say?
If you don't soon change your ways,
you will end up just like him.
Mean old fool would not listen and
he died full of sin.
Or will words kind and sweet, spoken
softly, and in love?
Be the words that people speak, when
your name is thought of?

Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2012
Edited: Friday, August 10, 2012

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  • Walterrean Salley (8/13/2012 1:23:00 AM)

    Or will words kind and sweet, spoken
    softly, and in love?
    Be the words that people speak, when
    your name is thought of?

    Great poem, Mark. It gives everyone something to serioudly think about. Thanks for heightening the awareness. Please continue to write and share your wonderful gift with us. (Report) Reply

  • Chuck Audette (7/31/2012 12:16:00 PM)

    Nice one! I think how they talk about you depends on how you lived, how you died and what you left them in your will... (Report) Reply

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