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May I Tell You about My Life

by Tony Whitaker

May I tell you about my life?
Some say I was good with the girls
I travelled for weeks at a time
Yes I knew lots of pretty smiles

I’ve been lucky to live this life
I have all the things that I need
Some say they want to be like me
I just wish I had never been born

Yes, I’m married to a wonderful wife
I just wish I could be more to her
To make her feel so alive
She knows I would if I could

Let me tell you about my life
You may even ask me for more
About all the times that I cried
Sitting in the dark by the door
Wishing I could feel for her


Author's Note: Inspired by how I once felt at a time in my life many years ago, thankfully, but still very clear.

Posted on 01/09/2010
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 01/09/10 at 02:07 PM

WOW, and all this time you've been looking over my shoulder. How is it sometimes we feel the person we are closest to we feel we can not make happy or even communicate with? A great write Tony. It is not easy to be this honest.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 01/10/10 at 08:18 PM

Yes, and here you are, better for it all. Because I think, maybe a faith/life that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. If we are to accept life, it means accepting regrets. You are remembering them with clarity and that makes for a great poem here. Thanks.

Posted by Michael Smith on 01/12/10 at 04:50 AM

I second each of the wise gentlemen above me. Thankfully you were able to endure. I wish I could tell the same story...

Posted by A. Paige White on 08/15/12 at 07:08 PM

Quite a brave work here! Bravo.

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