Lamented Life Poem by GREENWOLFE 1962

Lamented Life

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I saw you prancing in the dark.
You seemed to have such joy.
My father brought you home that day,
And said you weren't a toy.

So very soon, I learned to ride;
That I might be with you.
And you became a cherished friend,
The first I ever knew.

We were alone most of the time.
We lived so far out here.
My life was oh so simple then.
We roamed so far, but near.

I kept you well as best I could,
With lots of oats and hay.
You stood beside this old grey rock,
To help me mount each day.

You were so big, and I was small;
But to me you were so kind.
They always said you weren't too smart,
But I really didn't mind.

You seemed to like me on your back.
I rode each time I could.
I so enjoyed your company
As any young boy would.

And so it was, until the day
When I just had to leave.
I said good-bye and then I went.
There was no time to grieve.

My father wrote and spoke of you.
He said you did quite well.
You often waited at the rock
Until the evening fell.

The other day, he said you changed
And didn't anymore.
I wondered then, should I return
To ride you as before?

So yesterday, I made the time
To visit my best friend.
Now here I am in your corral.
So lonely in the end.

You stayed with me just long enough,
Dear thanks to God above;
For me to hear you one last time
Repeat your sound of love.

I wonder now about my life.
The love we shared and knew.
And wish I'd never spent a day
Of it, not here with you.

For what is life, but moments spent
In doing what we choose.
Seeking things we think we want.
Forgetting, those we lose.

I think I've learned my lesson now.
In life, you just can't win.
Unless you cherish what you have
Of friendship, now and then.

So I'll stand on the old grey rock
Until my dying day.
When you'll return, and once again.
I'll mount, and ride away.

Kelly Curiel-bowser 18 July 2008

I found this poem interesting from teh part when you said' And you beacame a cherished friend, the first I ever knew.' I enjoyed that because I was a shy child as well and befriended rats and lizards b4 people=)

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Vanessa Hernandez 09 August 2008

This poem is very interesting. I really enjoyed reading it.

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Jhane Reyes 21 August 2008

its a brilliant poem! ! ! very interesting from the start up to the last stanza, , , i enjoy reading, no doubt more reader love it! ! ! ! thanks! regards jhane

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Kathleen West 30 August 2008

What a beautiful poem about riding your horse. Horses only want to please us and they do have feelings too! Your horse missed you and waited by the rock to ride again. Thanks for bringing back the feeling of pleasure when you ride a horse and feel as one in the effort!

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Sathyanarayana M V S 08 September 2008

I can't say this poem is beautiful; since beauty itself has taken the shape of this poem....The composition so will remain for centuries to come as a sheer classic.

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Cristy Upshaw 03 June 2009

extremely exquisite write, so very deeply felt. life can brings us so much, but also take so much away. we must never regret or take things for granted, but be grateful and thankful every day. well penned.

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Vaibhav Pandey 10 February 2009

sir, what a great poem.... a wonderful flow to this poem....I admire your work immensely

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C. P. Sharma 09 February 2009

An awesome poem. I am saving it to my favourites. Shall I call it sweet rememberance Or a lamented life, Your melody just took away my life's stress and strife.

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Rakhi Jayashankar 13 October 2008

a nice poem with so much of depth, so much of pain lovely poem

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Hannah Martin 23 September 2008

This is very nice poem about you riding a horse. From the begining you got it to the end you lost it. Sad, but lovely!

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