Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

After-Life - Poem by Stanley Cooper

If “after-life” is believed
Perhaps I’m already there
And all I’ve recently achieved
Occurred in my second life affair

My life before, could I recall
Perhaps from taste or a passing scent
Was I thin, fat, short or tall
A hobo or a high class gent

Then, when second life has come and gone
Why not presume a third and fourth, etcetera
To attain our wish that life goes on
Couldn’t ask for anything better-a

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 16, 2010



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