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Poetic License: One Extra Day at a Time

October 21, 2011
Joe Pacheco , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

I

Got through my first eighty,

The rest'll be easy chill,

No more puffin' up life's mountain

Just coastin' back down hill.

Wakin' up each mornin'

With somethin' new to rhyme,

Playin' out my last quarter

One extra day at a time.

II

I smile when I watch the sun set

And say, "Hasta maana, baby,

I'll be here when you're risin',

No if, and, but, or maybe.

And as I wake each mornin'

One thought runs thru my mind -

To play out my last quarter

One extra day at a time."

III

Got me more love than ever,

Old Devil Lust has gone away,

More joy in bein' together,

New memories born each day,

Happy to wake each mornin'

Next to my love sublime,

Playin' out that last quarter

One extra day at a time.

IV

Get a big bang from the universe

And lookin' deep at the stars,

We were once all stardust

Just like Jupiter and Mars,

In the early light of evenin'

I watch that old moon climb,

Playin' out that last quarter

One extra day at a time.

V

My poetry's turned positive,

No more room for doom and gloom

The iceman's still a-comin'

But it won't be someday soon.

So I'll wake each mornin'

With bright new words to rhyme,

Playin' out my last quarter

One extra day at a time.

 
 

 

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