poets sometimes die too soon

i am thinking of poets

i once knew

it’s sad

 

 

rod mckuen

donald hall

peter mcwilliams

and others

didn’t live forever

 

as a poet

ages

the question becomes

what’s the use

in writing  more poems

getting another book

published?

 

 

after all

no one will remember my

name after i’m gone

donald hall (poet)

mentioned that in a book

 

 

but i remember Donald

and ordered 2 poetry books tonight —

“without”

& “the painted bed”

both written about his

wife who died years ahead of him.

Don almost made it 90 years.

 

when we are young

we will never die

we all cross a line

as time passes

where we sonder

how soon we will die

and how should we spend

today and tomorrow

 

a reality check

not trying to be

crying the blues

 

 

it’s life

just life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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