With A Wife, Life, And Kids Here Below

How much of life is "the luck of the draw"?

A plain tale of basic lives spent and done.
A plain tale of basic lives spent and done. | Source

Nonsense or Narrative?....


There once was a man from Glendenning

Who lived so long he was bending.

He came to the point with all bones out of joint,

And sad to say ‘twas his ending.

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There was a girl from Darbyshire

Who felt she had nothing at all to fear.

She went on through her life, never becoming a wife,

And now you know full well her story drear.

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There was a young lad from Brandywine

Who oft disappeared with his fishing line.

He went to a stream for the fish of his dream,

And caught it at last with a ball of twine.

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The mother of the lad was the wife of the dad

So disjointed and bent in late life.

As mom of the daughter who was a bird spotter,

She lived content ‘til the wine was all spent,

(And the fisherman son got a life.)

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The truth of the story, each moment of glory,

Is seen in its outcome mundane.

The daughter’s sought birds deprived her of words

To tell such a story so plain.

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So if you relate this story of their fate

To persons not knowing this tale,

They’ll sure want to know why you tell it, and so

Say you “heard it from someone in jail.”

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Lives there are such as these, not intended to please,

Just happening as things seem to go.

Except for our luck, in their rut we’d be stuck,

With a wife, life, and kids here below.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



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Comments 14 comments

win-winresources 4 years ago from Colorado

Persycacious-

Groan. Very punny.

Carry on my good man.

-DW


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

win-winresources: sorry to subject you to it, sometimes we have nothing better to do than play with words. Did you misspell puny?


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Well, I liked them. I thought they were unique.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cherylone: I had fun doing it today, and finding the one verse led to another. Fortunately it had a conclusion of sorts. It is true though as the saying goes, some folks lead lives of quiet desperation from sickness and pain, alcoholism, children just drifting through life and still at home. Thankfully the "fisherman son got a life." It took an extra line though! I did a serious one today, too, urging vigilance.


KatrineDalMonte 4 years ago

What an interesting writing, I love the way you play around with words. So thought-provoking. Well, we are all different, what suits one may not the other..our life is what we make it indeed. :-)


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

KatrineDalMonte: It's always nice to see your chosen, contemplative, beautiful face and to know there will be a thoughtful Comment to follow. Yes, words are a writer's playthings. What fun!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

You do have a way with words, Perspy! I think you had as much fun writing this as i did reading it! Smiling!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: I read and commented on the wonderful job you did on your very first Hub which I just read yesterday. There have been many more great ones since then. I did enjoy writing this, but you are always welcome to read and comment on my serious ones, too, just as you have in the past. Keep the pot warm.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I loved these. It was like skipping along down the path.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ypsy Rose Lee: I'm glad you didn't skip this path, but chose to skip down it instead. ;o)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

I thoroughly enjoyed this one;take care and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Take care and enjoy your Easter weekend.

Eddy.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Eiddwen: I'm glad you enjoyed this one, too. Thanks for your sharings. Happy Easter.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What fun! Enjoyed them greatly.

Voted up.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Blossom SB: I'm glad you enjoyed this "greatly". I'm looking for the next one from you, too.

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