For the last line I would put "Life has certainly blessed me"
Other than that I thought your poem was fantastic. You said a lot here with your words. I see the wisdom that time has brought you.
Other than adding that one word I wouldn't change a thing. Please keep writing Sir, I am looking forward to your next offering.
Even with many struggles, it is wonderful that you can look back and see the blessing out weigh the hard times. Most of us do not enjoy much fame or fortune, but we all enjoy blessing. Well done, sir. Rox
Hi Jaybird, I'm glad to hear that life has blessed you along the way. It's hard to have to live without someone you will miss as you have to go on without them. Hopefully, other experiences along the way have made your life sweet :)
Yes, jaybird... it is fitting, I suspect for many others. It certainly is for me.
Long ago when I was nineteen, I thought I'd never live to see the age of twenty. Now, here I am at seventy-two wondering where the time went. I am most fortunate to be able to wonder. I hope I can feel the way you do, if I live long enough. I wish you well.
Hi Sir this six star is for the strength, the love and determination that inspired your your life. He lies if he says that he has not suffered in this life, which is like a spider's web and we are the fated flies. Struggle if you can and free yourself. If you can then you have conquered life.....and you have, brave man?
Through it all, it is so inspiring to see that you have chosen to look on the brighter side of your life. Your experiences, both the happy and the sad, have obviously filled you with an inner joy that won't allow you to become embittered. Thank you for sharing your wonderful attitude.