I will be back


You believe this life is enough for you

I tried, but it is not enough for me

I want that cake and eat it too

Be as happy as I can be

I need excitement and danger now

Flying high, putting myself out there

Not caring at all when where and how

And you’re right, it isn’t fair


They tell me I should retire soon

Enjoy the few years that remain

But I want to dance to a different tune

Drive wildly on the fastest lane

Disregard what is safe to play

Golf and bridge are not my game

I might settle down another day

To do it now would be a shame


Life has so much more in store

Adventures I don’t want to miss

I am a bird and want to soar

Live in happiness and bliss

Venture outside my comfort zone

Even try to live on razor’s edge

All this I have to do alone

But I will be back, I pledge

  • Author: Alfred Peyer (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 18th, 2020 12:49
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  • dusk arising

    You are right, after all - it's human nature to want exactly as you express here so well.
    I'm frustrated in self isolation for three months here (classed as extremely vulnerable after some chemotherapy) but determined to see it through for there are many things i want to do in my later years.

    As 'arnie' said "I'll be back!"

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks DA, it would be nice if we could just take off, but as you said, right now we are kind of stuck. I hope you are doing well after your ordeal with chemotherapy and wish you all the BEST!

    • anonymousblue

      The honesty and will to live expressed in this poem are refreshing. Follow your heart, I'd say! Good one.

      • FredPeyer

        Thank you ab, no matter how old, inside we still feel we can do anything.

      • Goldfinch60

        Such true words Fred, we all want to do what WE want to do so that at the end we will have no regrets.


        • FredPeyer

          Thanks Andy, you got it! Hey, life starts at 70!

          • Goldfinch60

            It certainly does!

          • orchidee

            When will ya be back? Where ya going?! hehee.

            • FredPeyer

              I will ALWAYS be back, if just to hear you sing Orchie! hehee.

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