Out of Focus

Posted: July 11, 2016 in Poetry
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Started writing when I was ten

And singing when I was four.

Played all kinds of music since then

And listened to a whole lot more.


Never had very much money

Yet a lot of life is free.

Reaching for the milk and honey

But it never bothered me.


Grew up fast and got wise slowly

But practiced what I believed.

Too often I paid my debts and fees

For things I never received.


Kicked around so I hit the road

It all feels the same to me.

Started walking with an easy load

Searching for Infinity.


Some people when they call you friend

They’ll stay that way for life.

They’ll stick with you until the end

To make sure that you survive.


Give them a chance they give you two

No fear; no hate inside.

Not easy to live that way too

At least I can say I tried.


So much older than I was then

I won’t be singing much more.

Placed my bets again and again

But never managed to score.


What I wanted was what I had

Knew it eventually.

Though life doesn’t seem so bad

It was out of focus to me.

  1. I definitely feel the music here. Nice autobiographical piece.

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  2. prospermind says:

    Sounds like a good life. Great write! 🙂

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  3. I love the rhythm and raw, simple truth in this piece! Beautiful!

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  4. Patrice says:

    You are richer than you even you think 😀 Once again, Beautifully said ❤

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  5. dbp49 says:

    Nice ramble. I enjoyed it from start to end.

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  6. Kindra M. Austin says:

    What a brilliant talent! I love your music! Thank you for sharing your passion.

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  7. rubiredsaid says:

    I like this set of lyrics.
    Hey Mike, it’s been a while but forgotten you are not.
    Hope you and your family are fine and best wishes.

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  8. tracihalpin says:

    Thanks for sharing this piece; I felt like I had a window into your life.

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