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I stood back ...
 

Of all the mistakes that I’ve made,

There is one that I’ll take to my grave,

I drank ‘til I dropped, never watching the clock,

I stood back and let time slip away.

 

Of the multiple dreams that went wrong,

There is one I will always dwell on,

My get-up-and-go, was decidedly slow,

I stood back and let time slip away.

 

Of the great many tears that I've shed,

There is one firmly fixed in my head,

I didn’t invest, for retirement and rest,

I stood back and let time slip away.

 

Of all the stopped clocks that I've owned,

Here's the one that has cost me the most,

I could have been rich, but I squandered my gift,

I stood back and let time slip away.

 

© Joseph G Dawson

14/10/202 and earlier


 





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