Poemdog

Dogs 2016

FROM YOUTH
(5/9/16)


the relevance
of childhood
predilections
only becomes
evident
with age

dreams

dislikes

strengths

weaknesses

have remained
fairly constant
for over
a half
of a century

gratefully

regretfully

we can
only be
what we were
born
to be

our angst
originates
from not recognizing
this fact

few battle
away
from their
natures

even fewer
find happiness
in doing
so

acceptance
is a hard
learned
lesson

I am