The Uneducated O.A.P

Not Everyone

Not everyone walks the same steps of life

not everyone plays the same game

Not everyone wants to play the same rules

Or we just end up with the same


Not everyone can use long and fancy words

That some people struggle to understand

Some of us do the best we can

For whatever reason,we walked a different land


We don't want to be relegated to the back pages of a daily

We want to be up there affront

But most of us view life through untrained eyes

Not wishing to, or wanting to confront


And if there is a God, and a heaven

On that I'm not so sure

Apparently, he welcome everyone, Regardless

Through his front door






  • Michael Edwards

    Appreciation is not the sole domain of the intellectual - not everyone chooses the same route - everyone is equal when dead - and I'm rambling - a telling write .

    • The Uneducated O.A.P

      I stand in awe at your use of words in your poems, your comments are very welcome, I wish I could " ramble" likewise. Changing the subject, I know your an artist, look up Bob Ross painting on YouTube his use of a 2 inch paintbrush is amazing. Bill

    • Accidental Poet

      Unfortunately, equality is not a universal mindset. There are those who must always tip the scales in their favor rather than share with the world. But, a fantastic write here my friend. ; )

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Thanks A.P. For your comments, they are very welcome, thanks for the Fav too, I am just a minnow amongst masters, cheered me up on a day of feeling unwell, keep smiling, Bill

        • Accidental Poet

          Everyone's a master in my eyes Bill. Hope you're feeling better.

        • 2 more comments

        • Goldfinch60

          Very good write Bill. To be able to appreciate things does not need training, it is within you.
          I enjoy looking at art and can talk about how I see each work, my daughter is an artist and sees things differently than I do, we have had some "interesting" discussions.


          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            Thanks Andy, strangely, I can see art in almost anything, even rubbish especially wood or metal, and when it comes to paintings I don't only see the top colours, I see base coats primary and secondary colours etc, but I am not an artist. Thanks for stopping by, keep walking that river, Bill

          • Suresh

            Not everyone, includes me.
            Well penned.

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Your use of word is exceptional, so I don't think "Not everyone "includes your good self. Thanks for reading and commenting, stay happy, Bill

            • orchidee

              Good write Bill.

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