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The Bullet Train

The Bullet Train

My life seems like “The Bullet Train”, it sped by so very fast;
One moment I was a young man, the next, it most had passed!
Where did all the years go, just yesterday I was a teen;
Cramming for my finals, and enjoying the dating scene!
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I worried not about the future, I partied every day;
Not realizing, what it held for me, to be old with hair turned grey!
I still feel like a youngster, trapped in the body of an old man;
Dreaming that I am young again, and not all those years had spanned!
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The tears flow almost daily, as I pine for my lost youth;
But I keep them all inside of me, hiding the saddened truth!
I am smiling on the outside, but my Soul cannot refrain;
From wishing I’d taken “The Local”, instead of “The Bullet Train”!
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Life passed quickly
I ran instead of walked
Oh to have youth back

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....I understand....I feel like my life is speeding way too fast as well, and I still remember my youth so well and the energy I had and wish I could hold onto.  Ever since I got neuropathy in my feet back in 2014, I have really aged with aches and pains and no energy....But it is nice to look back and remember good memories of being a young adult and appreciating that I am still here to create new memories and make the most of what time I have in this life.  I think you and Linda have packed in a bunch!  That is awesome. xo ;)  Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

It just seems like life passes by so quickly, especially after 75 years.  I'm so sorry for the pain you suffer with your Neuropathy.  It is amazing how adversity in our life can engender such heartfelt prose.  Our youth and those great memories, are the harbingers of our oeuvres.

Love,
Larry xxx

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John Astley

A wonderful melancholy poem Larry, loved it.

John

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Larry Ran

My Dear John,

Yes, life flies by so quickly, the irony being that the older I get, the younger I feel.

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Barry Childs

Terrific poetry, Larry. I know exactly how you feel, like me, a 71-year-old coming on 22. I love the way you thought this out with 'bullet train' as your metaphor. 
Barry x

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Larry Ran

My Dear Barry,

Yes, us "old birds of a feather", must stick together.  
I'm 75, and "coming on" to 23 skidoo.
Thanks for the great comment.

Peace and love,
Larry xxx

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