It is simple math, the older we get, the more life’s disappointments we will have; It is the ultimate truth like the sun rising every day. We walk, we run, we stumble, we fall. In all of our lives there will be peaks and valleys, some will be easy to navigate others may not be so. On the trail of life we cannot be afraid of life’s disappointments, we will fail more often than not. Defeat and despair are the tools that we have been given as humans to learn how to cope with the ever changing flow of what will be our lives. Without defeat and life’s disappointments we would never learn to treasure the little things in life. Of course in the end we all will have regrets about what may have or could have been and we must acknowledge those but not dwell on them. It was a somber day in my life the day I wrote this poem, no different than what you the reader may experience. It helps me to write my disappointments down, it is my therapy.
I have grown older, life’s disappointments abound,
The ones from the past never lost ground.
The years have flown by, far too many to count,
After many years, life’s disappointments start to mount.
Youthful dreams, my heart, wanted to believe,
Life interfered, many dreams never achieved.
From notes passed to pigtail girls back in the day,
One or two women I have loved, that slipped away.
My children lives’, different I wish I could have been,
Sometimes as a parent, I never knew where to begin.
I was told early on to be a man was never let them see you cry,
In the last few years I have learned that is all a lie.
Younger, I thought I had the world by the tail,
The winds of fate changed my course on life’s trail.
All in all too many disappointments in my past,
As I traveled down life’s road speeding way too fast.
Poem by Kurt James
Kurt James © 2016
Kurt James 2nd novel “Rocky Mountain Retribution” will be available December 2016 on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Walmart and many other stores that carry the books you love to read.