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    Posted: 07/27/2020 at 7:23pm
As you grow old you look back on life.
For me that view cuts my soul like a knife.
For it is so obvious for one and all to see,
Nothing but a failure have I managed to be.

An All-star in little league but nothing beyond
Because of the good curve I was never fond.
Number 1 on my high school tennis team
But at college not good enough it would seem.

A local league champion bowling on oiled lane.
But tried and tried for even semi-pro in vain.
Kayaking was inspiring and made me feel free.
But certified as guide and instructor never came to be.

High school valedictorian with scholarship to  college
Only to drop out several times and leave with minimal knowledge.
Worked up to position normally for those with degree
But during the layoff I was one of the ones set free.

Once a wizard at the  computer in days of DOS.
But now with Windows, at the keyboard I am at a loss.
Returned to table tennis after years and years away.
Yet despite uncountable hours of training never even1900 did play.

Never had a true best friend forever and a day
Just fond acquaintances who quitely drifted away
Never found the one true love or any love at all.
Never even found anyone interested in getting a second call.

My parents were marvellous and so caring.
I tried to make them proud with my daring.
But my failures hurt them so very deeply.
Even at their death I served them too cheaply.
And of all the disappointing failures I was in
Worst was never giving them grandchildren.

So if I should do that at which I am best
I must keep finding new things and not rest.
For in the new I will fail and look a joker
For my best is just a life that is mediocre.

Mark - For whom failure is an option, the only option

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mts388 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/27/2020 at 8:28pm
Love you poetry.  

We could start a Gofundme page and see if we could get enough money to buy you a friend.  If we get more than a million we might be able to buy you a girlfriend.  Maybe get one with a baby so you could change diapers.LOL
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Originally posted by mjamja mjamja wrote:

As you grow old you look back on life.
For me that view cuts my soul like a knife.
For it is so obvious for one and all to see,
Nothing but a failure have I managed to be.

An All-star in little league but nothing beyond
Because of the good curve I was never fond.
Number 1 on my high school tennis team
But at college not good enough it would seem.

A local league champion bowling on oiled lane.
But tried and tried for even semi-pro in vain.
Kayaking was inspiring and made me feel free.
But certified as guide and instructor never came to be.

High school valedictorian with scholarship to  college
Only to drop out several times and leave with minimal knowledge.
Worked up to position normally for those with degree
But during the layoff I was one of the ones set free.

Once a wizard at the  computer in days of DOS.
But now with Windows, at the keyboard I am at a loss.
Returned to table tennis after years and years away.
Yet despite uncountable hours of training never even1900 did play.

Never had a true best friend forever and a day
Just fond acquaintances who quitely drifted away
Never found the one true love or any love at all.
Never even found anyone interested in getting a second call.

My parents were marvellous and so caring.
I tried to make them proud with my daring.
But my failures hurt them so very deeply.
Even at their death I served them too cheaply.
And of all the disappointing failures I was in
Worst was never giving them grandchildren.

So if I should do that at which I am best
I must keep finding new things and not rest.
For in the new I will fail and look a joker
For my best is just a life that is mediocre.

Mark - For whom failure is an option, the only option


You've succeeded in inspiring me and many others. You promote a positive, healthy sport.

I learned basic on a commodore vic20. The general concepts I teach are the same now, more or less. High school is pretty basic.


Edited by cole_ely - 07/27/2020 at 11:52pm
W1 St with Illumina 1.9r, defender1.7b

Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stiltt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/28/2020 at 12:09am
It is beautiful how you take life and the game seriously but yourself, never; it's a path.
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