Introspect In Retrospect

     Here it is folks, my life in a nutshell…

I’m hoping that all of you have a fabulous Friday,


My life in a nutshell

Well I told you


A bigger fool, there’s never been,

than the one that’s living, in my skin.

That is the thought, of this here man,

who went through life, without a plan.


 Accepting days, as they passed by,

never viewing, with the inner eye,

never seeing days and weeks,

until the years, the bones, caused creaks.


 Never frugal, or self-controlled,

as money through, the fingers rolled,

tomorrow always, the start anew,

but, as for today, I’ll have my due.


 Then tomorrows, there are few,

and regret’s life’s meadow’s dew.

So, sow thy seed, but tend, thy crop,

and take only cuttings, off the top.


 Jack Downing

Nov. 2009

Copyright©  Jack Downing, aka Jake All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD 11/2/12


About poemsandponderings

Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
This entry was posted in fleeting time, history, honesty, joy and sorrow, life, lifetime, old days, poet, reflections, wealth and worth and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Introspect In Retrospect

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I don’t think this is about you at all! I think you have a plan!!! Great piece!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s