A Busy Man Poem by Robert William Service

A Busy Man

Rating: 2.9


This crowded life of God's good giving
No man has relished more than I;
I've been so goldarned busy living
I've never had the time to die.
So busy fishing, hunting, roving,
Up on my toes and fighting fit;
So busy singing, laughing, loving,
I've never had the time to quit.

I've never been one for thinking
I've always been the action guy;
I've done my share of feasting, drinking,
And lots of wenching on the sly.
What all the blasted cosmic show meant,
I've never tried to understand;
I've always lived just for the moment,
And done the thing that came to hand.

And now I'll toddle to the garden
And light a good old Henry Clay.
I'm ninety odd, so Lord, please pardon
My frequent lapses by the way.
I'm getting tired; the sunset lingers;
The evening star serenes the sky;
The damn cigar burns to my fingers . . .
I guess . . . I'll take . . . time off . . . to die.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nenita24 Mbaye 11 May 2007

Compliments of the day to you. I am Miss nenita fred I am single,23yrs.However How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile and i read it and took intersest in it, if you don't mind i will like to know you much better, although i came online to look for a true and loving man that is ready for a true, honest and loving relationship and will be able to take good care of me if you are the kind of man am talking about then send me a mail now on my private email (nenita_4life77@yahoo.co.uk) included, so that i will tell you all about myself and a picture of myself.looking forward to hear from you, thanks and God bless miss nenita

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Dr Dillip K Swain 16 February 2021

The sunset lingers, the evening stars serenes the sky... great expression! This is one of my favorite poems! !

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Kenneth Ncube 30 May 2014

I like this one

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Cambridge Keenan 13 July 2013

Like the humor it is so refreshing...this is such an enjoyable read...I am well pleased you live your life so freely and happily....who could ask for more? ?

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Troy Ulysses Davis 23 January 2013

Wow. Humourous, yet understandable. An enjoyable read.

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Milica Franchi De Luri 16 July 2009

This is to Nenita 24 Mbaye.This is not dating site, beside, the man has been dead for more than 50 years and he was happily maried, .....................

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