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40somethings

40somethings
 
 
I’m                                   totter,      
         on              teeter-
                    a                            
                                            
  
                     UP,
Somedays              Somedays
                                                   DOWN,
 
Soaking
                   in
                            self-
                                        evaluation
                                                                 deep,
                                                                              down,
                                                                                             profound…
 
Am I all I can be?  Can I be more?  Am I enough?  Should I be more?
I’m already mid-way.
MID-WAY! OH NO!
My heart misses a summersault and crashes into a fence,
My brain frantically over talks,
I’ve no defense!
 
No
            longer
                              soaking
                                                 but
                                                              drowning…
 
Have I done everything I should have, anything I could have?
I'm I truely all that I seem? What’s left? What goals? What dreams?
 
I’m   on                                                                                                                                            
              a                                       i  can't                                       
                     teeter-  Totter  and                 get
                                                                             OFF!
 
I   Hang                                                                                  
              On
                     For
                            Dear
                                        Life,
                                                  Too  Terrified,
                                                                                To
                                                                                      let myself

                                                                                                 just   
                                                                                                          F
                                                                                                              A
                                                                                                                 L
                                                                                                                    L.      
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Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt, no guidelines, just mixed up interrogation ......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of forever questioning all mixed up no order no set of rules ...just questions in an overreacting mind!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
i'm 40 something and I have a lot of things on my mind...is it just me or is this the age of foever questioning all mixed up!
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
Your 40 something and questions soar and haunt......or is it just me that can't find peace?
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Naomi Buote More than 1 year ago
40somethings I’m totter, on teeter- a
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Nice Comment
Lou Mero More than 1 year ago
Graphically imaginative.
Makeda Masson More than 1 year ago
So beautiful! the message and its form are amazing! could you review my poems if you have the time please?
Simon Caller More than 1 year ago
visually stimulating as well as heartfelt words. Peace to you from someone fast approaching that age.
raven oldham 12 months ago
I love your poetry, this one especially really puts the passing time in perspective
Rob Boudreaux 9 months ago
Forty forty! Nice job!
T-Lion Bester More than 1 year ago
Ask away.. when is enough enough. Even asking whether its enough..
Good play in typography.. making the reader walk in your shoes..
Typography should be used more often.
A subtle yet definite aid
Jerry Stiles 9 months ago
Great poem ma'am,,I'm sure we all see and feel this poem to a T,,
Melissa Payne-Ferguson 12 months ago
Very nice
Alexa Ann 10 months ago
I love this! 
Satabdi Das 9 months ago
Dis is good....
Reese Shumate 10 months ago
Reaching the crossroads of life , wondering if you done everything you could up until this point of your journey.  Wondering if there is more for you once you cross over the road into that new territory, the next stage of your life 

Richard Stephan 10 months ago
Perfection in utero!!
gregory chavez 7 months ago
The format was original and perfect. But the words are the true strength of this work. "My Heart misses a summer salt and crashes into a fence". I loved that line. Only someone over 40 can truly appreciate that line. 
Thank you for this. Please read one of mine and let me know what you think. 
Ocean Dragon 7 months ago
Love the mid-life aspect of it!
Rida Mukhtar Hussain More than 1 year ago
I sang your poem instead of reading. I love it
Aaron Mallory More than 1 year ago
I see why you won a Pin, but that isn't saying much.  Your humor is so far untouched.
CLINT 8 months ago
Well written 
Ariadne Sousa 7 months ago
I'm sure your students are very much inspired by you!!
Janakaraj Sivaram 5 months ago
great
Kazuri Rino 5 months ago
Creative and really nice thoughts!
Krystal Hegarty 5 months ago
I really like how you rhymed so smoothly and how many of the words were in different places, showing different emotions and feelings. Great job!
Andreas Simic 5 months ago
Forty is the new sixty. Taking inventory, evaluating where one is in life never gets old though sometimes tiring. It is a one day at a time thing. Thanks for sharing.
Nicholas Goffredo More than 1 year ago
Love the structure and it's message that appeals to all of us at certain times in our lives. Well done!!!
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Nice Comment
chassie richardson 4 months ago
this poem is so amazing
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