Wisdom of a wasted life

Wisdom of a wasted life

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Sometime is hard to see beyond our own life.

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             Wisdom of a wasted life.

When we are born.
Even the poorest of people have opportunities.

Outcasts and poor folks seem to work harder.
They appreciate every small or large victory.
They grasp books and reach for knowledge.

I have always hated lazy people.
They beg and cry for having nothing.
Their hands always reaching out for money and handouts.

I have known people who lived off the life of other people.
One day no-one is left.
They can't function enough to buy themselves a meal.

Who is to blame?
I believe someone should of kick their a*s like my father did to me.
Told me make money and get a education.
Only respect for a Ojibwa/Mexican is education and money.

Today my mind isn't no good.
Body is beaten from raising too much hell.
I loss my memory from drinking.
The 120 shots I received in the Army took from my body and mind.
I don't blame no-one.

No-one forced the beer and wine down my throat.
I join the Army twice to wander off to War.
I could of learn from Hemingway and Mark Twain.
War is s**t.
No-one wins in the end.

World was never real pretty.
Then I saw  my baby girl being born.
I quit walking the edge and quit drinking.
I had a purpose to be alive.

I wasted 37 years looking for one reason to be alive.


Now today I know the world is simple.
Nothing good in a life comes easy.
Hard work make a man wise and at peace.
We need to appreciate every new day.

We need to be thankful for days with family.
Be thankful for the kind people in our life.
Be thankful for good health.

Give what we can to the poor and helpless.
Karma is a fair judge.
Love isn't forever.
Friendship is.

In the end.
We must look into the mirror.
We must like the person looking back.

In the end.
We need to think before we speak.
Nothing good to say. Say nothing.


  Coyote






© 2010 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
I hear young people speak of death like it will bring peace. Life is a million mile journey. What may be around the next turn? Maybe a sweet dream ready to come alive or a good friend waiting.
Coyote

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Yours are priceless words of wisdom-learned the hard way. "The 120 shots I received in the army took from my body and mind. I don't blame no one". We thank you for your service, Coyote. You own your life and your lessons. You are a brave and honorable man and a Master-Class poet and storyteller. We are privileged to be able to read your work. I applaud you.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Thank you Annette. Life is what we make it.



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Yours are priceless words of wisdom-learned the hard way. "The 120 shots I received in the army took from my body and mind. I don't blame no one". We thank you for your service, Coyote. You own your life and your lessons. You are a brave and honorable man and a Master-Class poet and storyteller. We are privileged to be able to read your work. I applaud you.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Thank you Annette. Life is what we make it.
This poem couldn't' have be more concise
A simple 'get-up, get-going' with such accuracy isn't common. Sorry i was away from cafe for more than 2 years, and now i realize hoe much i must've missed..!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

Good to have you back and thank you for reading.
Coyote,
'Now today I know the world is simple. Nothing good in life comes simple. Hard work makes a man wise and at peace' These three lines tell just a little of your story but also the truth of the reality of living correctly. These words of yours are beautiful words to live by. Thank goodness we can learn something everyday..............Bless you Mr. Coyote! Kathy

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

Thank you Kathy and you are right. Each day. New chance to do something worthwhile.
captivating... for sure!
many things, thoughts, lines & esp. the choice of words be what kept me in flow. it helped me not to get diverted off your poetry, & certainly, i read it with much attention, & marked the outlay of your words you bled in. very deep & prolific. surely, it's one hell of a write that's being written with the depth of your heart -- the heart that experienced everything, but nothing did it find in the end expect emptiness.. that can only be refilled with the inner state of one's peace... gotten by happiness of being alive & contended. nice imagery here.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Thank you Adams. Life is a fair teacher. If you live long enough. You will learn. Find something to .. read more
Coyote, this is raw poetry, very honest, good work. Keep it up.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Frank for reading my older poems. I appreciate the comments.
True wisdom gleaned from experience and insight, Coyote!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Rachelle. Old age does make us wiser.
There is a lot of truth and a lot of wisdom in this write. I am glad I had to go deeper into your writes to find one to review. Great write. Kathie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Valentine. One of my old poems. We need to listen to the elders.Teach us what life can be.. read more
Very true! Sometimes it is hard to see beyond our own life. This poem depicts it very well with smooth and gripping narration. I liked how the journey ended in hope for more and appreciation towards what we already have. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of poetry, Coyote.
-Anjana

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Thank you Raja. My first poem published on the W.C six years ago.
Raja Anjana Kothapalli

2 Years Ago

Pleasure is mine, Coyote!☺☺
A truthful piece that tells of an age where we took life my the horns and rode the wave to greatness, and now, we merely stare on as others do, well done, good read.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Thank you Thomas for reading and the many good comments. Last year I wrote 200 new poems. I have bee.. read more
the turning point is quiet facination
thanks for sharing

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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