This Poem was Submitted By: Howard D. Palmer On Date: 2002-08-05 15:36:18 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Mislaid Plans

When I was but a lad  And I knew not good or bad,  All my life before me lay, To do the things I’d plan today.   But life to me was just a game,  And I took things as they came.  Free I wandered field and wood,  And I never understood.   Now, alas, I am a man,  Life now has a broader plan.  The joys of childhood put away, But I remember yesterday. Yesterday when I was free To be what ever I would be, I dreamed the dreams and lay the plans  Of what I’d be when I’m a man. But boyhood dreams and manhood’s plight  Are as alike as day and night,  And so today I am a slave – And tomorrow brings the grave.

Copyright © August 2002 Howard D. Palmer

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