So we come to the close of another year. How strange to think that I am still back at 01/01/2012 kissing my wife and welcoming 2012 in. What happened to this year? It flew by. What of the friends I’ve lost this year? Where did they go? What happened. They were standing there a minute ago. A second flew past and then ………. they were gone. Just a second ago they were there. How can a second separate the quick and the dead? Am I growing more philosophic in age? Am I more determined to find that latch key? I am unsure. That second fascinates me. Just a moment ago we were sharing a beer and then …. I spoke with them and laughed and worried with them that they were ill. I held their hand and hoped my strength would aid their struggle and then…. I had hopes for this or that and somethings held true and yet others…. I met some wonderful people this year and drank coffee with them and listened to their stories of their lives and then they passed out the door and I keep in touch but the second…the second. One moment there with me and then the next out the door and I wonder what the seconds are finding in their lives.
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I would hope that anyone who reads my poetry understands that I write what comes to my mind and it doesn't mean I'm the reality of the words. I mean that just because I write about alcoholism does not mean I am the character in the poems. I write about those I've known and those I know and a very wide grouping that is of sinners and saints, those who know who and where they are going and those who are completely lost. I am empathic. I write in the first person because I feel the reality of what I am writing about. Like Dean Martin pretending to be drunk while performing I am not what it may seem. Just a thought as I know some out there who read what I write see the words and not the art or the understanding of the problem I am commenting on, nor do they understand that the comment is for the purpose of illustration and not my own personal reality. Married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. Ronald Reagan Conservative Republican. Masters of Accounting-Taxation, United States Marine, taught for 10 years at the University of South Florida, held the following professional certifications: CPA, CVA, CFA. Published author, currently writing three novels and a ton of poems. View all posts by Gordon