Patti Masterman

Life Teaches You Some Things Early - Poem by Patti Masterman

Life teaches you some things early, such as
To give it all up; lose those desires
For that one's love; or for that one;
And for that one special love you once craved,
Which was a different sort altogether,
From someone with only one drab color
Within their entire being;
Like craving peaches from a pear tree,
It could never come to pass.

And after a while it ceases to pain you any more
So that in time, you can tell all these lost loves,
Come walk across me now; I am only a pile of ashes,
And the fire is many ages cold.
Cooled flames never kept anyone from sleep,
And only threaten the peace for a little while.

Comments about Life Teaches You Some Things Early by Patti Masterman

  • (4/13/2010 6:03:00 PM)

    Life is a cruel mistress but you put it so well in this poem.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, April 19, 2010

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