Joseph Anderson

Silver Star - 3,138 Points (3-12-25)

Adages For Any Age - Poem by Joseph Anderson

And I quote;

My friend has often told me,
Though she bears a heavy load;
'Just do the things you have to do
And get on down the road'.

If you notice on'life's galloping horse'
That your path becomes a blur;
Just slow your steed to a slower speed,
Where mistakes won't occur.

If your road gets steep and rocky,
Stop, and take another look;
Perhaps, you'll find a way to 'rip
That page right from your book'.

'What you have and what you get
Should serve until life ends',
But anything you might acquire
Will not replace your friends.

I think on things she told me,
When I face some daily plight.
Now, in my waning years, I know,
She's right! By gosh, she's right.


Comments about Adages For Any Age by Joseph Anderson

  • John Brown (12/23/2013 7:52:00 AM)


    Wise words indeed, and well written Joe. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/9/2012 10:15:00 PM)


    By gosh, she certainly is right! What a wise friend, the kind of friend everyone needs. A good one Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2010 2:20:00 PM)


    Thanks for the advice spot on with friends advice nice flow all thru+++10/10 regards (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/14/2010 8:52:00 PM)


    This is an insightful, and wonderful piece of poetry, very well expressed, good writing indeed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 10, 2010



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