I used to be.

I used to be.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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The past is gone. What can we do to improve our life and show love and kindness to family and friends.

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I used to be
 
A man is telling me of all his many deeds and accomplishments.
I smile and listen.
Pretend I care.
 
I don't believe in talking about the past.
Today I am who I am.
What matters is what will I do today.
 
I used to be a drinker.
I used to be a Lover of women.
I used to tell the world to f-off and travel my own direction.
 
Now those days seem like Myths of someone elses  life.
 
I wonder who I am now?
The drinker lost the desire to drink.
The Lover found someone to hold on to.
 
The man who ran down streets and beaches telling the world to f-off has faded away.
 
Older, wiser and smarter?
 
I know today a man needs to be kind.
 
Needs to listen.
 
Fix problems, not create them.
 
Treat others with respect.
 
I used to be wild and crazy.
 
Now I know.
 
We need someone to love and protect.













 
                          Coyote
                           2008

© 2014 Coyote Poetry



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Coyote Poetry
Have a safe and wonderful new year.

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Wisdom comes with age. Most of the things we did that we thought were cool when we were younger, we don't think so greatly of when we get older.

At 26, i'm still a young guy BUT i'm not getting any younger....so that means i'm old enough to understand what you are truly talking about.

I had my "wildman" phase in my late teens and early twenties and whilst there were some fun memories there are other memories that make me go "God, what the hell was I thinking". But that is how one learns.

A very wise and insightful peice. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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I popped by this write because I saw it in the feed. Nice work, I will PM you.:)

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Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the help. I do appreciate.
This is so poignantly written it takes my breath away! Your words truly are amazing

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Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Thank you Blake. I appreciate the positive comment.
Filled with wisdom. I very much enjoy the hope of better things to come about your work. They are very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Pax
the past shapes every person, we learn from our mistakes
and love what makes us whole as a person.
nice write my friend

Posted 5 Years Ago


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wonderful piece of poetry!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely Piece

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Age again, I see my darling boy, that age itself plays heavy on your heart, your spirit however leaps into the shallow end of this great mystery, well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Your poems are always lovely, and speak marvellous words about the effects of time. Always looking backwards and using it to move forwards. I respect you greatly for it. The pace of this poem is wonderfully gentle, nostalgic and hopeful all at once.

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Nicely penned:-)

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This was beautiful. I'm glad I saw this on my list of read requests (which, by the way, I'm going to try to keep up on from now on!) Great write, thank you for sharing your words and heart.

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A Poet and writer who love to read and write. My pleasure is reading about the bad and good in a life. Also to honor the Poets/Writers of the past by reading their words. Remembe.. more..

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