A Glimpse of a Life

by Thomas K. Hunt

Highways and skyways
A good time had by all
Smiling faces
Memory traces
I was running with the ball
Younger years living with my fears
Growing with my growing pains
Running wild with the crowd I chose
No one holding the reins
I was so much younger then
It's hard to remember where I've been
Too many names to put to a face
Most have vanished without a trace
A fading memory
A glimpse of a life that used to be

Lovers come and lovers go
It's always hard to really know
If the one that walked away
Was the one that should have stayed
It's a battle right from the start
Wanting someone to take your heart
I wish I had a crystall ball
A Madam Maria to tell it all
A fortuneteller by the sea
To tell me what's in store for me
Turn your cards read my hand
Show me my unseen plan
I only know what's in my past
A waking dream that fades too fast
A feeling that comes over me
A glimpse of a life that used to be


Posted on 04/05/2003
Copyright © 2023 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 04/06/03 at 04:17 PM

'I only know what's in my past', well, the known is always known and the unknown doesn't have a language. The past shall decide the course of the present since its the cause of the effect which is the present. The present shall turn into another cause for yet another effect. The glimpse can be had if one can transcend the past by living in the present with the present. Nice piece. '

Posted by David R Spellman on 04/07/03 at 08:09 PM

An age old question and dilemma for us all which you relate very well with this introspective piece.

Posted by Allan Haslinds on 04/08/03 at 06:54 PM

This poem takes me back in its style, being almost reminiscent of Donne in its compelling rhyme and rhythm.
Suggestion: "unforeseen" breaks the rhythm a bit. Perhaps "unseen".
Question: "fades to fast" is poetic license? If so, it's pretty good but should be followed up on to make it a bit more concrete. If not, it should be "fades too fast".

Posted by Allan Haslinds on 04/08/03 at 06:56 PM

Oh, and don't go getting all gooey on me because I compared your poetry to John Donne's. :)

Posted by Adrian Calhoun on 04/09/03 at 08:43 AM

Great piece. You have written a familiar theme to so many. I currently share this frame of mind. Life well captured by your words.

Posted by Siri Lipscomb on 11/08/03 at 01:43 PM

A glimpse with a view from the vantage of wisdom. Lonely is still lonely, though... Very reminiscent of a shared process for many of us. Nice work, Thomas. ;o)

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