Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthepoet

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Sixty - Two - Poem by Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthepoet

At Sixty – Two I look towards my Future,
At Sixty – Two I look back on my Past,
Good advice was given, but I did not take it,
And now with regrets, downwards I am cast.

Why do we not listen to our Elders?
Why do we think that we know better still?
If we did just acknowledge their wisdom,
We’d live our Life according to HIS Will.

With hindsight I’d be a better person,
A comfortable Life I would now enjoy,
Retirement would be on the Horizon,
With trips to places as far as Hanoi.

But at Sixty – Two my World just fell apart,
One disaster followed the one that came before,
I now must pick up the pieces,
To stop the bailiffs knocking at my door.

I wish I had listened to my Elders,
I wish the right decisions I had made,
But now I know the road ahead isn’t easy,
If in the future I am to make the grade.

© Jonathan Goldman [JGthepoet] - 9 May 2006


Comments about Sixty - Two by Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthepoet

  • (5/9/2006 6:51:00 PM)


    Jonathan, why regret? No-one listens to their elders. We always think we know best. We have to live through it our own way.
    Hindsight is all very well but it must be used to learn, improve, make changes, not for beating yourself up

    Love, Fran xx
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 9, 2006



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