Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Things I'Ve Never Done - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Today I thought it might be fun
Writing of things I’ve never done
Like flying out in outer space
Or winning a Supreme Court case

I’ve never caught a touchdown pass
Or found a track star I could surpass
I never wrote a hit pop tune
Or a classic tune like Claire de Lune

Never found my Lost Horizon
Which, of course, is not suprisin’
Even though I was so inclined
I never had a concubine

Didn’t act in a picture show
Or swim with fish, like Jacque Cousteau
I’ve never climbed the highest peaks
Or had a record winning streak

Could it be, I’ve missed a lot?
If that is so, I say “so what”
Why worry about those things I’ve shunned
I’m quite delighted with those I’ve done


Comments about Things I'Ve Never Done by Stanley Cooper

  • Ernestine Northover (1/14/2006 12:52:00 PM)


    Applause here Stanley, a lovely write and humourous with it. A bit of humility here too. Well done, enjoyed it immensely Love Ernestine XXX. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/14/2006 8:51:00 AM)


    Humorous write with a lovely, reassuring message. (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2006 7:48:00 AM)


    a wisdom poem
    uplifting every mind
    to rest easily
    in the present
    happy
    just
    to be
    the grace of a lived life
    all that matters
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2006



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