Rhymes Of My Times 3/25/19 Read Count : 20

Category : Poems

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When we were young 
‘‘Twas lots of fun
We played till dark
At the neighborhood park

Then- a little older
We got a little bolder 
We’d flirt with the girls 
Cute pigtails and curls

School became rough
Some teachers were tough
Work became hard
We could play in the yard

We then started dating
A cause for celebrating 
Which at times was confusing
Not like our illusion 

Then it got serious 
Made us delirious 
To parties and proms
With suits and with gowns

College our next station
And dealing with separation
Reuniting through marriage 
And our first baby’s carriage

Two years in the army
Uncle Sam couldn’t do without me
After my discharge began teaching
Worked with my students  instead of 
just preaching 

First daughter arrived shortly thereafter 
Filled out  life with first son’s laughter 
Two years later 2nd daughter arrived 
It was a great time for happiness thrived

Raised a family by working together
Trials and tribulations we would whether
They grew and matured
Which was our greatest pleasure 

Our son then married happy with pride
Then came his daughter our first grandchild 

Then tragedy struck a blow to our heart
Our good life was suddenly torn apart
Marc was killed by a drunken driver
The person driving was a survivor

We struggled in pain with brutal grief
Found a group where could work toward relief 
We met every week with other grieving
It took years before help was apparent

Shorty after and two years apart
Both girls were married their lives a new 
Their husbands great guys a pleasure to meet
Our life improved but still bittersweet 

Our girls gave grandchildren two apiece
It’s helped life’s quality greatly increase
 We now live a life with mixed emotion
Full of love -humor-family devotion 

We all still have issues as all people do
But writing and reading has sparked
me anew
All in all I’m lucky to be where I am
With some regrets but still a happy man


  • Thank you, Maurice, for sharing this. It is raw, real, and very well done.

    Mar 25, 2019

  • Edward Wilson

    Edward Wilson

    Thank you again Maurice, as I say this because you give me confidence to keep writing; also this rhyme takes me back...

    Mar 25, 2019

  • Tajay Francis

    Tajay Francis

    love it

    Mar 25, 2019

  • Mar 25, 2019

  • Isabella Watkins

    Isabella Watkins

    yoy are great

    Mar 26, 2019

  • Maurice, thank you for letting us in, for sharing with us your journey of life. 💜

    Mar 26, 2019

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