A Fair Question Poem by Seamus O' Brian

A Fair Question

Rating: 5.0


If the man I was
Twenty years ago
Met the man I am today,
What are the odds
that he would say,
In his evaluation of me,
"That's the kind of man
I hope someday to be? "

Monday, November 7, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Glen Kappy 20 September 2017

a fair question, neal, and one with impact. and this poem is nicely crafted—the rhymes feel effortless and make it memorable; in, out, done—like the shot of an arrow. where it sends my mind is to what i thought about longevity in my early twenties to what i think about it now. i've thought of writing a poem about this but haven't yet. in my early twenties i had no other way to relate to longevity but projecting that younger self ahead. but for a while now i've been relating to what the seventy-five-year-old man said to me when i was in my fifties, growing old ain't for sissies. and my dad, who lived past eighty-six, used to say, only the good die young. hoping this finds you in fine fettle (i like this phrase) , glen

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Vincent Feliciano 23 December 2016

I love the shortness of the poem (and personally prefer shorter poems) so this is a favorite for me. Short poems are more like beautiful frames than the art itself, being less the center of attention and more the gracious host...well done

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Laurie Van Der Hart 07 November 2016

Brilliant question! What do you think the answer would be? I'm guessing the odds would be high.

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