Harry J. Couchon Jr

Rookie - 20 Points (10 17 54 / Bronx New York)

Looking Back An Overview Of A Life - Poem by Harry J. Couchon Jr

Today, I turned forty three
So I look back or look ahead
Back to what I was or ahead to what I'll be
But not too far because then I'd be dead

I decided to look back then ttavel ahead
Exploring my most pivotal years
Remembering things people had said
Examining my deepest fears

Childhood, years of innocence and wonder
Everything to a child's eyes is new
Til one day, innocence is torn asunder
As surely as the sky will be blue

Teenage years, a sense of immortality
At such an age death is not even imagined
Doing everything with such youthful vitality
Not knowing the end is already predestined

Twenties and Thirties maturity is reached
And things just seem to fall into place
Your innocence, long since breached
Is remembered in the look on a child's face

In your Forties attaining middle age
Deciding that maturity looks good on you
Graying hair, against which you don't rage
You feel it's distinguished, how very true

Comments about Looking Back An Overview Of A Life by Harry J. Couchon Jr

  • (4/18/2008 11:39:00 PM)

    you ve been so graceful in the poem...all the phases of life are so well expresed.. yes the innocence of a child is lost when a teenager or youth steps in but soon maturity walks accompanying grace and experience. all these phases have their share of happiness and sad moments. I liked going through your lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 5, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 6, 2008

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