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40somethings

40somethings
 
 
I’m                                   totter,      
         on              teeter-
                    a                            
                                            
  
                     UP,
Somedays              Somedays
                                                   DOWN,
 
Soaking
                   in
                            self-
                                        evaluation
                                                                 deep,
                                                                              down,
                                                                                             profound…
 
Am I all I can be?  Can I be more?  Am I enough?  Should I be more?
I’m already mid-way.
MID-WAY! OH NO!
My heart misses a summersault and crashes into a fence,
My brain frantically over talks,
I’ve no defense!
 
No
            longer
                              soaking
                                                 but
                                                              drowning…
 
Have I done everything I should have, anything I could have?
I'm I truely all that I seem? What’s left? What goals? What dreams?
 
I’m   on                                                                                                                                            
              a                                       i  can't                                       
                     teeter-  Totter  and                 get
                                                                             OFF!
 
I   Hang                                                                                  
              On
                     For
                            Dear
                                        Life,
                                                  Too  Terrified,
                                                                                To
                                                                                      let myself

                                                                                                 just   
                                                                                                          F
                                                                                                              A
                                                                                                                 L
                                                                                                                    L.      
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Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up no order no set of rules ...just questions in an overreacting mind!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
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raven oldham More than 1 year ago
I love your poetry, this one especially really puts the passing time in perspective
Rob Boudreaux More than 1 year ago
Forty forty! Nice job!
Jerry Stiles More than 1 year ago
Great poem ma'am,,I'm sure we all see and feel this poem to a T,,
Melissa Payne-Ferguson More than 1 year ago
Very nice
Alexa Ann More than 1 year ago
I love this! 
Satabdi Das More than 1 year ago
Dis is good....
Reese Shumate More than 1 year ago
Reaching the crossroads of life , wondering if you done everything you could up until this point of your journey.  Wondering if there is more for you once you cross over the road into that new territory, the next stage of your life 

Richard Stephan More than 1 year ago
Perfection in utero!!
Ocean Dragon More than 1 year ago
Love the mid-life aspect of it!
Rida Mukhtar Hussain More than 1 year ago
I sang your poem instead of reading. I love it
Aaron Mallory More than 1 year ago
I see why you won a Pin, but that isn't saying much.  Your humor is so far untouched.
CLINT More than 1 year ago
Well written 
Ariadne Sousa More than 1 year ago
I'm sure your students are very much inspired by you!!
Janakaraj Sivaram More than 1 year ago
great
Kazuri Rino More than 1 year ago
Creative and really nice thoughts!
Krystal Hegarty More than 1 year ago
I really like how you rhymed so smoothly and how many of the words were in different places, showing different emotions and feelings. Great job!
Andreas Simic 12 months ago
Forty is the new sixty. Taking inventory, evaluating where one is in life never gets old though sometimes tiring. It is a one day at a time thing. Thanks for sharing.
chassie richardson 11 months ago
this poem is so amazing
AJ S 10 months ago
Love not only the meaning but the step up!
miss darlene 9 months ago
entertaining yet so deep and heartfelt; thank you
Frank Grobil More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Very original. The erratic form kept my interest throughout.
Niamh S More than 1 year ago
I love everything about this, the punctuation, the rhythm, how it is in the first person. This is truly well-written.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Nice Comment
S. Rachele Chappell More than 1 year ago
Love your free flow style!
John Cravens Sr. More than 1 year ago
Artistically done, nice read.  Thanks for sharing!
Lisa Shepard More than 1 year ago
If I could give this a million stars I would. The subject to the words to the form... Just pefect.
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