Francis Duggan


The Sum Total - Poem by Francis Duggan

The sum total of your life's experience is all you can be
The words of a wise person it does seem to me
But many with this does not agree
Most do look at things in ways quite differently
To people with similar life interests we best does relate
With those who have completely different interests to you on being true to yourself you will not associate
Those who are different in thinking as best friends are rarer than rare
Hard to be best friends with one you have nothing in common to share
That birds of a feather mostly flock together remains true to say
It is mostly the sum total of your life's experiences makes you the person you are today
Those who have similar childhood experiences have similar memories of the past
That with them does remain for as long as their gift of memory with them does last
A wise person said the sum total of your life experience is all you can be
But with this there are many who does disagree.

Form: Sonnet


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019



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