Life Is In The Details

Life Is In The Details

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

  

As life begins to age before your eyes

Every second becomes a New York minute

And with every blink a dog year passes by.

 

Before you know it the giggle of the kids

Turns into sighs of growing pains

And you don’t even recognize

The laugh lines on their faces

Or what makes tears pour out.

 

Good friends and favorite music

Become a foreign subject

As you become engrossed

In adult responsibilities.

 

The spouse is just another face

You pass on the busy street

With a simple greeting

As your rushing to the grind.

 

Soon you can’t recall

The last time you just sat and talked

About the little things in life

And achieving hopes and dreams.

 

When did you last explored

Each other’s anatomy

While intimate breaths

Merged together getting lost in space.

 

Trying so hard to give the family

Everything their heart’s desire

When in the end love is biggest priority.

 

Remember the smell of a rose

Or the feel of the grass tickling your feet?

Mother nature at its finest.

 

Can you recall the words to your favorite song?

Shouting it at the top of your lungs

As your imagination sings backup.

 

Have you ever read an epitaph

That said, “I wish I could have worked more”?

 

Sometimes it’s easy to forget

Life is in the details

Death is in black and white.

 

 


© 2008 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)



My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

How incredibly timely this is for me. I was out of town this weekend and found many tears flowing down my cheeks. I was at a wedding ... a wonderful wedding of two who have been together since they were each about 13. This was one of those weddings that one knows should take place. They are each about 25 today. Trouble is I really do not know what my tears were for. My dear sweet husband said with nothing but love: "You are sappy." I knew that the tears related to the present joy, the sadness of life gone, the goodness of life lived and the yearning for things not experienced. But mainly I knew that the tears flowed for those Lifetime Marker Events. I knew that I wished to write a poem but was quite lost as it is not my typical write. Your wonderful work has given me some direction. Thank you.

Posted 9 Years Ago


6 of 6 people found this review constructive.




Reviews

Life takes us over; we don't take over ife. And as it absorbs us, we forget what it is to live...

Posted 3 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Years Ago

Yes, so very true, thank you for the input.
You strike the soul so deep with your words.. these thoughts that take us further into ourselves.. to reflect on the now.. and the not yet. A rich and powerful vision.

Posted 3 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Years Ago

Thank you sir. We all tend to get caught up in where we are going and not enjoying where we are.
Excellent write. The topic is extremely pertinent. It's ironic how life passes us by as we rush through it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Excellent point, thank you.
Vale Snipes

4 Years Ago

You are indeed welcome
I like it, a very good poem. Keep writing!

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Thank you.
Another Poet

4 Years Ago

no problem
Profound and thoughtful. A poem that reminds us all about the importance of honoring the here and now. Hadn't ever seen this one but glad I did today. Thanks for reposting.

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Thank you sir... you are correct in what it is about.
Beautifully written Dale...yes its all about the little things...cherishing the little things in life...because
life is only temporary...things taken for granted...this was a sad write to all who can relate...Hug

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Thank you, we all tend to come complacent in life and love, it is only when a tragedy strikes that w.. read more
"there will be no white flag above my door, I'm in love and always will be"
these are the things that matter the most
this is a lovely piece of writing sir...
the world through your eyes ...nice view
thank you for sharing fine sir

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much... glad you liked it.
it's all the in between stuff isn't it? good poem cowboy

Posted 4 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

Oh yes it is.
Running alongside each other we forget the very reason why we decided to sprint together in the very first place :)

Thanks you Cowboy, for the fresh perspective on an age old tragedy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


We're definitely not living the life God made for us. Brilliant write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

5 Years Ago

Thank you sir.

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

2156 Views
83 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 17 Libraries
Added on June 21, 2008
Last Updated on June 21, 2008

Author

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool



About
I am a Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, D.. more..

Writing