Stanley Cooper

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

I'Ll Never Know - Poem by Stanley Cooper

My father had the right idea
Whenever he would scold me
“I’ll tell you when I’m wrong”, he said
But, alas, he never told me

Could it be he was misguided
And didn’t see the light
“I’ll tell you when I’m wrong”, he said
But, alas, he was always right

There I was, so very young
Not feeling quite sublime
I wondered what was wrong with me
Being wrong most all the time

He’s been gone so many years
I miss his scolding so
Whether he was right or wrong
I’ll never ever know

Comments about I'Ll Never Know by Stanley Cooper

  • (1/5/2006 6:52:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the relationship I had with my father! I wish he was still alive so I can ask him how he saw life from his perspective! funny...i never thought of my Dad as being right or wrong...I had just better listen to what he said. And pretend I agreed! Nice write.
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  • (1/5/2006 6:24:00 PM)

    your poems
    always amazing
    bright and true
    here memory lives again
    and nourishes
    the heart
    not rip it asunder
    what an accomplishment
    and resource
    a wonderful poem
    (please keep your hat on)
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 5, 2006

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