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Did Ponce De Leon Ever Find That Fountain?

Updated on November 25, 2012
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Justin W. Price, AKA PDXKaraokeGuy, is a freelance writer, blogger, and award-nominated author based out of Juneau, Alaska.

Ponce De Leon
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An open scrapbook

recalls memories of thirty some odd years.

Trophies;

photographs;

letters;

recalled with laughter

and tears.

I'm not getting any younger.

My youth by the wayside.


Driving this same road-

I've traveled it so many times- again.

With echoes of laughter,

and stains from coffee spilt

amongst friends.

If I could only go back when

I was so naive

(innocent?).

Before the world and it's pain

Pulled me down into it.


I can't stay-

I can only go forward.

We laughed.

We cried.

We loved.

We die.

"And we've only the future to look too."


Wisdom comes with age-

why must i know?

Things were simpler then-

and I was hasty to go.





all rights reserved. Copyright Justin W. Price 2006.


Thanks for Reading.

PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is the managing editor at eFiction horror. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Suzette, I look at my twenties and think about how immature and unwise I was. I love my thirties. I'm 32 now. I'd like to maybe freeze my aging at 35... Growing up is hard and depressing, but also wonderful.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Ah, we are always in a rush "to grow up"! Getting more mature (older) has its advantages also. The life experience and wisdom is good to have and I never want to be young again. I am content with the age I am now. Life is good!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      LOL, thanks Thomas. I like your take on things :-)

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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Justin,

      The notion that wisdom comes with age is a nice one. More frequently I have found that just age comes with age. Still...it's important to shoot for something. Excellent work my friend!

      Thomas

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Crystar. I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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      Crystar 5 years ago

      Clever. Great work.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      GlaD I could be of some use! :-)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I knew there was a reason I kept you around...brilliant idea! :o) THANKS!

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      TTooms, that sounds absolutely fascinating. you should write a HUB about it, if you haven't

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Nice poem. :) I never made it to the Ponce de Leon archeological dig in St. Augustine where Ponce made a stop. Wanted to, tho. Spent more time at the fort, walking around, watching the boats, running from the pirates, etc. I should have...then I'd know if he found that fountain and I could have taken a quick swim. :o)

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks Silvia for the reads (past, present and future). I appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading more of your hubs!

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      Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      "Youth is wasted on the young." George Bernard Shaw. Why must it be this way? Love your hubs and will go back and read the ones about music and listen to all the clips and check out all the others also. Thanks, Justin! Good writer.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Cool. Glad you've been illuminated!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Thanks PDX, I read an article by frogyfish and got some idea on that matter.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Ponce De Leon was an explorer, rumored to hsave discovered a fountain of youth. Here's some links. Tell them I sent you:

      http://hubpages.com/search/ponce+de+leon

      Thansk for stopping by and for the comment!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I loved reading your poem but I was wondering who/what is Ponce De Leon.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Thanks for stopping by frogyfish. And, ya, we're in such a rush to grow up. We need to slow down and enjoy wherever we are in life.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      ...and I was hasty to go...That is the story of youth, right? Enjoyed your poem.

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      Andrea 6 years ago

      "Wisdom comes with age-why must I know?" This is a great line. (And question)