Life’s Disappointments

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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.

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“Life’s Disappointments”
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

 

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

7 thoughts on “Life’s Disappointments

  • November 24, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    Very well phrased poem and memoir, Kurt. You are right, without experiencing disappointments we would never learn or grow. I also find it good therapy to write how disappointments entered my life and how I dealt with them. Great work, Kurt.

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    • November 25, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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      Thank you Phyllis…may both of us have less disappointments in life as we go forward…

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  • November 24, 2016 at 11:31 PM
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    Nicely phrased and expressed as to our regrets and disappointments in life, yet that is our path and we all must accept the decisions we’ve made and the lessons we’ve had to learn. Well done
    PS: line 1 ‘and life’s’, line 11 ‘see you cry’. Cheers

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  • November 25, 2016 at 12:22 AM
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    Heartfelt writing, Kurt. I too have experienced many disappointments especially in recent years. I wish we could travel back in time and change some of the things we have done and decisions we made. Thank for sharing.

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    • November 25, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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      Thanks for stopping by John, I always find your comments have meaning from the heart…..

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  • November 25, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    I am sure each of us have our own share of disappointments in life..and some just keep haunting us over and over again and we just keep wishing we made better choices….I found this very emotive and heartfelt..thank you so much for sharing Kurt..

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    • November 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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      Thank you Anjana for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment. Making better choices is something we all need to learn for sure, some of us never learn – some of us do though.

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