Lee Degnan

***hey! ! ! ***

Hey...
do you remember
the times profound
when
our hearts alive
knew no bounds
when
our minds fresh
were allowed free
when
we were just
kids
and the world
let us be?
Hey...
it seems so
long ago
so long
now
have our spirits
showed
an interest
in being curious
why did
life become
more and more
serious?
Is it
the days or the age
that kills
the young at heart
like rats trapped,
confined in a cage?
Working
to live
or working
to die...
working
paycheck to paycheck
just getting by?
Hey,
did you
see yourself
growing old
before it happened,
before your
life got sold?
Well
it happened
and it
just so
happens
you've been
living for a dream
while life
stole your
passion.
Think about it
what did
it cost
think you've done
all you could
not to get lost
in the hustle
and the bustle
that is your life
your dreams
and reality
become your strife
Hey,
I can't really
blame you
life's like putting
out fires too
and right smack
in the
middle
of life's obscurest
riddles
you're expected
to make dream
and reality
come full circle?
Good luck
with that...
let me know
how it works out for you
No pressure now
and I wish
you good luck too
But the older
you get
time goes a little bit faster
Just to make sure
you know
just who really is your master...

And
in the end
what does it really
matter
is it the full life
or who's
wallet is
getting fatter?

Hey,
it's just a
rhyme with a question
But it wouldn't hurt
to live life
like it's your passion.


November 30,2007

Poem Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (2/2/2018 6:51:00 AM)

    A refined poetic imagination, Lee D. You may like to read my poem, Love And Lust. Thank you.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (2/18/2008 7:50:00 PM)

    Brilliant Work, young lady! So many wise, & strongly conveyed philosophies & mantras to heed to & live by, here.Stucturally flawless...You may curtsy, now...as i stand to applaud.Sterling effort!

    ~ FjcR ~

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  • Konjit Berhane (2/10/2008 11:28:00 AM)

    left me Speechless...one of ur great works Lee

    keep them comin

    and thanx for sharin

    koni

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (12/12/2007 6:07:00 AM)

    I'm going to take that final stanza around with me today. t x

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  • Meggie Gultiano (12/12/2007 12:49:00 AM)

    once again, kapatid, this is beautiful!

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  • Chris Mendros (12/10/2007)

    nice the way the enjambment suggests the fast and fleeting nature of life, passing by before you know it, yet saying so much along the way.
    In the end, all i can comment is: A-men, Lee.

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (12/9/2007 12:02:00 AM)

    dear lee, you have a very clear mind. i love this poem especially that life itself has to be lived with a passion... that means, taking its pains, pleasure and what else in our strides. love, john

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  • Untitiled and unnamed (12/4/2007 6:45:00 PM)

    But the older
    you get
    time goes a little bit faster
    Just to make sure
    you know
    just who really is your master...


    Wow, excellent writing above! ! A master peice! !

    Awsome writing 'As per normal'

    lee...xx

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  • Diane Violet (12/2/2007 9:38:00 AM)

    Hi Lee, I love your poem and the truth in it! All the best to you and yours. Hugs, Diane

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  • Thad Wilk (11/30/2007 10:24:00 AM)

    *** HEY! ! ! *** Lee, Excellent write, i have to vote a *10* on this, a comments not enough!

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  • Jemarie Ragudo (11/30/2007 2:19:00 AM)

    I like the way you present the truth about life in a philosophical but, uncomplicated manner. Once again, your gift in poetry has surfaced for us to appreciate.

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  • Alison Cassidy (11/30/2007 1:57:00 AM)

    Love the stream of consciousness flow to this piece - it's easy on the eye and the ear and a healthy reminder about the preciousness of now. Speaking as someone who no longer has to look forward to turning the big 60, I assure you that following your passion (both in work and play) makes life thoroughly worthwhile and every new day a gift to be cherished! ! ! ! Great stylish poem. love, Allie xxxxx

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  • Ivan Donn Carswell (11/30/2007 1:20:00 AM)

    Lee, I'm glad we worked through the lengthy list issues to arrive at a congenial and quite correct conclusion:
    it wouldn't hurt
    to live life
    like it's your passion - well stated. Rgds, Ivan

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